Plants + Self-Recognition

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Biology, Science | 1 Comment »

New data suggest that molecular communication between the plant sexes–specifically the pollen of males and pistils of females–is more complicated than originally thought. Plants, like animals, avoid inbreeding to maximize genetic diversity and the associated chances for survival. Image: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

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  1. 1 Nerdshit » Blog Archive » Plants Distinguish Between Self and Other said at 1:52 pm on February 27th, 2006:

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