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PARASITIC PLANTS! A thread on why cheating beats competing, for the dodder parasite @jianqiang_wu @MikeAxtell @RunoSteven @kevinfolta @LynnSosnoskie @plantae_org @ASPB @PlantTeaching @QUBIGFS @FrontYoungMinds #Plants #PlantSci #Parasite
For the younger readers out there, a plain language summary on how a plant, commonly called the ‘dodder’ can steal its food and water from other plants, courtesy of the fantastic resource at @FrontYoungMinds… I am also super proud to be an editor here!
The dodder (Cuscuta campestris, or any of the other Cuscuta species) is a parasite, it needs to steal all its food and resource from other plants. The adaptations required to live like this make for a lot of really interesting behavioural contrasts!
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Thread that I hope you'll read: My GRE started at 1pm today. #GRExit
I really wasn't sure in the weeks coming up to this what I was going to do. I knew any time I spent trying to review for this for-profit standardized exam was time taken away from academic work that was actually valuable to my preparation for graduate work in #plantsci #GRExit
Both approaches were fraught - giving it my best and making my already shaky health worse from added stress, or taking it symbolically and turning in my 0 scores. Each had big risks for me. #DisabledAndSTEM #GRExit
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