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Unformatted text preview: In an intricate symbiosis, the Acacia tree feeds and hosts ants, which protect the tree from potential predators and competitors. If a pest (or a clothes pin) touches the tree, the ants swarm to deter it or destroy it. Beans injured by predators secrete a volatile chemical that is detected by adjacent plants, which activate signal transduction pathways leading to the synthesis of defense molecules....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09