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2013-09-30 10:14:03

Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology.

Trichomes Save Insect From Beetle Predation
2013-02-06 13:07:00

Everyone needs to eat. But it's a dog-eat-dog world, and with the exception of the top predators, everyone also gets eaten. To cope with this vicious reality, a tiny insect that eats plants has learned to employ the plant's hairs for physical protection from its beetle predator.

Pitcher Plant Creates 'Waterslide Of Death' With Tiny Hairs
2012-12-19 14:10:39

Researchers have observed for the first time how a Venezuelan pitcher plant uses moisture on its tiny hairs to create a ‘waterslide of death’, sending unsuspecting ants further down into the plant, where they are eventually digested.

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2011-04-26 10:18:02

A plant's sugary offering betrays caterpillars to predatory ants.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.