mwfolsom at hydra.unm.edu
Mon Jun 8 21:49:10 EST 1992
In article <1992Jun6.215321.7477 at doc.ic.ac.uk> ajt at puffin.doc.ic.ac.uk (Tony Travis) writes:
>I studied stomatal movements in plants for many years and I can see a
>clear advantage to a plant in being able to control its water use
>efficiency but I'm puzzled by other nastic responses.
>What is the selective advantage to plants of nyctinasty (sleep
>movements) which closes flowers in the evening?
Prehaps its an isolation mechanism - something to limit which
insects (or whatever) pollinate the plant.
I've been told to keep my remarks relatively brief.
I understand Quayle-hunting season begins at noon.
-- V. P. Dan Quayle at Eau Claire, Wisc.
(LA Times 10/16/88)
M.W.Folsom"Biology"UNM"Albuqueerque,NM87131"505.277.4228"mwfolsom at unmvm.unm.edu
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