Re: Plants The sixth sense
- Subject: Re: Plants The sixth sense
- From: Krzysztof Kozminski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 09:01:53 -0600 (CST)
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Paul Tyerman wrote:
> My particular thing that stood out is that certain vines have tiny yellow
> nodules on their stems, that mimic the eggs of their main predator.
> My thoughts on that were..... I know that the fittest survive and therefore
> go on to reproduce, but the natural chances of a particular vine producing
> nodules that mimic the eggs of their only predator is phenomenally small.
> There has to be some way that they register the presence of these eggs and
> more importantly their COLOUR. Nodules occuring naturally on a wine is
> "relatively" possible I suppose, but then colouring the same colour and
> shade as the eggs? How is this explained?
The ones with nodules of wrong color/shape got eaten by the predators
before they managed to set seed, and aren't seen much any more....
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