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Re: another plant story on the net


Wish I did, but unless the Smithsonian puts its journal articles on  
the web, no.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 13, 2006, at 7:55 PM, Donna wrote:

> really, hadn't heard about that - got a link to the
> story?
>
> Donna
>
> --- Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:
>
>> There was a short bit in the March issue of
>> Smithsonian about a gene
>> in corn that, when a caterpillar begins munching,
>> allows the corn to
>> send a chemical signal to parasitic wasps which
>> come, lay eggs on the
>> munchers, and the wasp larva feeds on it when they
>> hatch. Some
>> researchers in Germany transplanted the gene into an
>> unrelated plant
>> which then also could summon the wasps.
>> Cathy
>> On Mar 9, 2006, at 5:25 AM, Donna wrote:
>>
>>> ok- this seems a bit far fetched.... but another
>> plant
>>> story on the net....
>>>
>>> http://snipurl.com/nczm
>>>
>>> Donna
>>>
>>>
>>
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