Milkweed study confirms natural selection scenario

Cornell University researchers asked: “Can plants have it all? Can they grow quickly and defend themselves against herbivores while at the same time solicit protection from ladybugs and other bodyguards?”

Milkweed species replied: “No … you can be either a hard-to-eat, slow-growing plant that doesn’t need bodyguards or a tasty, fast-growing plant that relies on outside protection.”

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