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26262935 Survival of the Plants

26262935 Survival of the Plants

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Published by: Apner Siau on Jan 06, 2011
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Survival of the Plants 
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/seed.html
 
P
eople plant some seeds, but most plants don't rely on people.
P
lants rely on animals and wind and water to help scatter their seeds.
Seed Dispersal
 
An
imal Dispersal
 A
nimals disperse seeds in several ways.First, some plants,like the burr at left, have barbs or other structures that gettangled in animal fur or feathers, and are then carried to newsites.Other plants produce their seeds inside fleshy fruitsthat then get eaten be an animal.The fruit is digested by the animal, but the seeds passthrough the digestive tract, and are dropped in other locations.Some animals bury seeds, like squirrels withacorns, to save for later, but may not return to get theseed.It can grow into a new plant.

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