Poison berries?

STACY A CIUFO stacy at titan.oit.umass.edu
Sun Oct 15 21:59:07 EST 1995


Hello all,

Would one of you plant folks be so kind as to answer this question:

I believe that plants produce fruits to ensure that their seeds are
scattered around - berries that are edible and tasty will be eaten
and excreted elsewhere.

Why then, do some plants go through the biochemical trouble to
produce POISON fruit (such as berries)?

Any insight will be appreciated.

Thanks!

Stacy Ciufo






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