• Rubber tree plant leaves found to grow slippery to ward off insects as plant ages

    11 days ago - By Phys.org

    A team of researchers at the University of Freiburg, has found that at least one kind of plant has leaves that grow slippery as it ages in an apparent attempt to ward off leaf-eating insects. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study of rubber tree plant leaves and their impact on Colorado potato beetles.
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