All Flesh Is Grass: Plant-Animal Interrelationships by Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio

By Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio Pugliese, Vinod C. Tewari (auth.), Zvy Dubinsky, Joseph Seckbach (eds.)

This new e-book takes us via a trip from formative years to trendy agriculture. The thirty 8 authors current present reviews at the interrelation of plants-animals. This subject has continuously interested guy, as evidenced even through the 1st chapters of Genesis. the realm of aqueous and terrestrial fauna seemed on early earth merely after the vegetation lined the parts with the golf green pigmentation. just about all existence relies on solar through the photosynthesis of the botanical global. We learn abut the harnessing of bee pollination of plants to make it a vital part of recent agriculture activity. a few vegetation seduce bugs for pollination by means of their visual appeal (e.g., disguised orchids appeal to visitors); there's the construction of candy nectar as a bribe in flora to draw bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. a selected notable phenomena are the carnivorous vegetation that experience constructed trapping and digesting structures of bugs and better animals.

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As intimate symbioses where the photosynthetic partner is inhabiting its heterotrophic partner (Law and Lewis, 1983; Ahmadjian, 1993), lichen symbionts are often hypothesized to have undergone long-term coevolution, especially when one or both symbionts appear obligate and specialized (Ahmadjian, 1987). However, coevolution has not been rigorously tested for lichen associations. EVOLUTION OF PLANT – ANIMAL INTERACTIONS 19 To demonstrate coevolution directly requires an assessment of increased fitness resulting from reciprocal genetic change (Thompson, 1994), although coevolution could be demonstrated indirectly by showing parallel cladogenesis or cospeciation between symbiont lineages (Page and Hafner, 1996).

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