Plant Profiles in Chemical Ecology

The Secret Life of Plants

Author

Mikinzie

Why Tree Shrews Lick the Inside of Their Toilet

Pitcher plants secrete a fruity nectar to share with rats, shrews, bats, and any other brave enough to collect the reward. Although these plants are picky with who they share with; they produce anti-fungal and antibacterial compounds in their digestive fluid so they don’t have to share nutrients with microbes.

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