How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?

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

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How do plants make tannins when attacked by caterpillars?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2008 10:17:36 »
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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/
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