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(Phys Org2)   Science figures out how plants turn into zombies. Apparently, that's a big issue with plants   (phys.org) divider line 13
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2014-04-09 09:51:11 AM  
Sterile = zombie?  They're really pushing it to make their research seem cool.
 
2014-04-09 10:13:41 AM  
FTA: "important crops such as maize, wheat, carrots, tomatoes, potato, oilseed rape, and grapes" They really like rape?
 
2014-04-09 10:17:35 AM  
Just plant lots of sunflowers early and you'll be good when the big waves of zombies come.
 
2014-04-09 10:25:02 AM  
Nature is so weird it can't be real...
 
2014-04-09 10:53:54 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Just plant lots of sunflowers early and you'll be good when the big waves of zombies come.


Don't forget the laser beans and spike weed.
 
2014-04-09 11:16:27 AM  
I wish scientists (or at least science reporters) could resist the urge to describe chemical processes as if they have some kind of agency.  "The bacteria set to work on making the plant more attractive to leafhoppers."  No they don't.  A protein the bacteria excretes causes a change in a plant's structure, which is why the bacteria continues to spread.  The bacteria isn't doing this on purpose because it's bacteria.
 
2014-04-09 11:35:01 AM  
plants turning people into zombies?
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2014-04-09 12:02:57 PM  
Plants vs. Zombies looks pretty stupid right now
 
2014-04-09 12:31:21 PM  

Erix: Sterile = zombie?  They're really pushing it to make their research seem cool.


"It is now a zombie plant - dead to the future and destined to benefit only the survival of the bacteria. "

As someone who is childless that sums up my life, basically.
 
2014-04-09 01:15:59 PM  
BRAA-AAAN
 
2014-04-09 03:41:59 PM  
Apparently, that's a big issue with plants

Only with cranberries
 
2014-04-09 11:14:34 PM  
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2014-04-09 11:32:39 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: BRAA-AAAN


Graaaaaiiins.
 
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