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Why Is Holly Prickly?


Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, holly )

Cher
- 743 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Scientists have discovered what makes holly prickly and what makes leaves smooth.



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Pat B. (355)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:47 am
How interesting.!! TY, Cher for this.
 

Donna Hamilton (152)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:17 am
Interesting! Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:35 am

Nature has protective devices - interesting article..
 

Patricia H. (454)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:09 pm
noted
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:29 pm
This was quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:10 pm
Interesting
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:29 pm
This was one of those articles that made me say - :yeah, why?"
 

Thomas B. (1)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:04 pm
The Holly I know is usually only prickly about once a month?
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:06 pm
Well, I'd guess that the rapid adaptation in response to predation by browsers would make sense, as the genes would only have to express different things, as genes typically have the ability to do, in response to different circumstances/exposures..

We've had too many commercial producers of GMOs presenting a bizarrely simplistic 'lego-block' concept of genes to try to fool us into not realizing the accumulated capacity of genes to produce different effects, presumably so that we won't wonder about what varying biochemistry the mixed genes from wildly different organisms are producing in our foods, although having this common effect described as being surprising was rather surprising to me, lol.
 

Penny C. (80)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks Cher.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:44 am
Makes sense -good article.
 

Laura P. (24)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:35 am
makes good sense. thanks cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:49 am
interesting, thank you Cher
 
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