Seeds of Fortune
- Seeds can fly... Prescott, Lyle // Ranger Rick;Nov94, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p16
Discusses how seeds spread to other places. Traveling on gusts of wind; Popping of seeds from dried pods; Undigested seeds in animals' droppings; Sticking to the fur of roaming animals.
- `Merry's Ears'--dispersal of fruits and seeds. Bebbington, John; Bebbington, Anne // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Autumn93, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p166
Presents `Merry's Ears,' a method of studying seed dispersal mechanisms by walking a dog along a rural lane. Setting up and testing of simple hypotheses about the characteristics of fruits dispersed by mammals; Aims and objectives; Methodology; Results.
- Seeds on the fly. McNulty, Karen // Science World;11/5/93, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p10
Features the mechanism of dispersal of seeds by parent plants to send them sailing away to start a new life. George Yatskievych's experience with the exploding fruit in his office; Dispersal of seeds as plants' means of passing on their genes to subsequent generations; Botanist Wayt Thomas'...
- How do seeds travel? // Science World;11/5/93, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p13
Investigates the several methods of seed travel through a simple experiment. List of ingredients; Procedure; Wind test; Hitchhiker test; Water test; Conclusions; Speculations on inventing another method of seed dispersal.
- Varied methods of seed dispersal. Lancaster, Neil // Garden;Feb2013, Vol. 138 Issue 2, p59
The author explains several methods of seed dispersal including dispersal by wind, dispersal by fruit eaters, and dispersal by explosive release.
- Seeds on the GO. // Scholastic News -- Edition 2;Mar2008, Vol. 64 Issue 6, Special section p1
The article discusses the different ways of seed dispersal.
- Ford pill from the forest. C.B. // Nature Australia;Fall96, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p10
Looks at the seeds of the Costa Rican shrub Witheringia solanacea and its origin from a fruit containing laxatives in Australia. Significance of the plant's main dispersal agent Myadestes melanops; How the dispersal of seeds reduces competition with parent plants for nutrients; Discussions on...
- The cassowary's last meal. Low, Tim // Nature Australia;Fall96, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p22
Presents a description of fruits of the cassowary tree in Australia. How succulent fruits are an adaptation to dispersal from animals; Information on the largest number of species seemingly adapted for cassowary dispersal; Number of types found in the genus Endiandra Northern New South Wales;...
- HOW SEEDS TRAVEL. Beaty, John Y. // Child Life;Jun2001, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p31
Explains how plant seeds travel.