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The not so defenceless plants (series)
Deer deer - how plants fight back

Dr Clare McArthur from the University of Sydney’s School of Biological Sciences looks at some of the complex interactions between plants and animals and finds that plants have some subtle ways of reducing their palatability.  
The curious case of Acacia peuce

Almost certainly a relic of wetter climate periods, Acacia peuce is a plant that made significant structural adaptations to avoid being eaten by large browsers, like Diprotodons that roamed Australia, millions of years ago.
How plants defend themselves

How plants defend themselves: While animals can attack, defend or hide, plants don’t have movement as an option. The array of defences they have evolved range from the obvious, like thorns, to far more subtle forms that are linked to plant chemistry.
Inside information

Dr Dario Stefanelli, plant physiologist from Agriculture Victoria, continues to discuss the behaviours of plants, in this case the Venus flytrap and how plants protect themselves.  
 

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