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Subject: What does poison do for plant
Author: TatamyDave
Date: 4/21/2005 1:50 pm
Views: 5176
Status: Approved
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I've been wondering what benefit the plant gets from producing the chemical that causes the reaction in humans. Clearly some animals can eat the plant and have no problems, and the fur on most other animals protect them from the rash humans get. So why does the plant produce this chemical?

My guess is that it may prevent it from being eaten by some insects but I have no information to support this.

Any ideas or links that may have the answer?


Dave

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What does poison do for plant (Approved)TatamyDave4/21/2005 1:50 pm
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