|Want to take a bite?
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Remember our last post about how plants can actually hear caterpillars munching on their leaves? Well, if you have not read it, you can quickly get the gist by watching this video below. Unless you know the history, you will not enjoy the post. So, all new readers, do watch the video below and others can simply skip it and head straight to know what makes mustard is so tasty.
|Thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), a weed, carries 52 genes
that can produce bitter tasting flavours so that it can keep pests away.
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