Unable to produce its own food, the dodder vine must live entirely off a host plant. In a series of experiments, Researchers Consuelo M. De Moraes and Mark Mescher show that to find a host plant from which to drain nutrients, the parasitic plant “sniffs” out the chemical scents released by the leaves of nearby plants. “What Plants Talk About” premieres April 3 at 8/7c (check local listings). (Video limited to US & Territories).
available82342341198769cove8234Dodder Vine Sniffs Out Its PreyThe parasitic dodder vine "sniffs" out plants from which it can draw nutrients.2013-04-03 20:00:00publishdisabledshow8243What Plants Talk AboutA world where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.2013-04-03 20:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/Mezzanine_422-480x270.jpg2338524490cove8231Plant Self-DefenseTo protect against herbivores, wild tobacco plants deposit sweet but deadly secretions.2013-04-03 20:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/Mezzanine_382-480x270.jpg2341603772cove
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