Whats going on? I Just recieved the following message 14 times from
this news group.
> To: plant-biology at net.bio.net> From: ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri (Tony Travis)
> Subject: Re: Teleology (was: Why do trees change color in the fall?)
> Date: 24 Aug 93 11:11:06 GMT
> Reply-to: ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri
> Cameron Laird (claird at com.NeoSoft) wrote:
> : [...]
> : tionary bent sci.bio takes) to final ones. My favorite
> : just-so story involving fall foliage is that it's a co-
> : evolved trait, one that's supposed to signal "EAT HERE"
> : to the great migratory flocks of seed-dispersers. A
> : [...]
>> I rather suspect it is the colour of the berries, rather than the
> foliage, that signal "EAT HERE" and that is why they are brightly
> coloured ...
>> The colour of the leaves during senescence is a consequence of the
> pigments remaining in the leaf as the photosynthetic pigments are
> broken down prior to leaf abscission.
> Dr. A.J.Travis, | JANET: <ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri>
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>>Stephen A. Pluhar
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