why are fruits round

Carl Pike C_Pike at ACAD.FANDM.EDU
Mon Nov 25 14:13:56 EST 1996


I'm only a biochemist - but I don't see the connection of fruit shape to
the fact that fruits are eaten by (and must be swallowed by) animals.  Most
animals I've observed are eating fruits not by swallowing them whole but by
chewing them apart.

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