The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?  (Read 4137 times)

narinder

  • Guest
narinder asked the Naked Scientists:

What is the mechanism behind the synthesis of tannins in the leaves of plants when they are attacked by caterpillars?

What do you think?


 

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 511
  • Thanked: 11 times
    • View Profile
How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2008 10:17:36 »
Listen to the answer to this question on our podcast by clicking here
 

Offline chris

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 5335
  • Thanked: 65 times
  • The Naked Scientist
    • View Profile
    • The Naked Scientists
How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2008 16:06:33 »
Yes, we answered this question in this show for you

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/show/2008.07.27/
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2008 16:06:33 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length