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Poisonous plants, palatable plants

  1. May 24, 2010 #1
    How does whether plants are poisonous or nonpoisonous affect their dispersal of seeds?
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  3. May 24, 2010 #2


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    Well, think of some of the ways in which plants go about dispersing their seeds. Which avenues are available to nonpoisonous plants that are not available to poisonous plants? Similarly, how might being poisonous help some of these methods of dispersal?
  4. May 24, 2010 #3
    You basically restated my original question.
  5. May 24, 2010 #4
    Thanks for a general description of dispersal. How would poison affect its modes?
  6. May 25, 2010 #5
    For instance, how would one berry evolve to be poisonous to one browsing species, and edible to another?
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