- 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.
- Vegetable Travelers. Bailey, W. Whitman // Education;May1905, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p543
The article presents a discussion on the dispersal of seeds by various means. It informs that the thistle wafts its fruits abroad by a parachute of hairs. The dandelion and salsify, in addition, mount these hairs on a long, attenuated beak. The author states that the object aimed at appears to...
- Crop size, plant aggregation, and microhabitat type affect fruit removal by birds from individual melastome plants in the Upper Amazon. Blendinger, Pedro; Loiselle, Bette; Blake, John // Oecologia;Oct2008, Vol. 158 Issue 2, p273
We studied the efficiency (proportion of the crop removed) and quantitative effectiveness (number of fruits removed) of dispersal of Miconia fosteri and M. serrulata (Melastomataceae) seeds by birds in lowland tropical wet forest of Ecuador. Specifically, we examined variation in fruit removal...
- Herbicide-Resistant Weed Seeds Contaminate Grain Sown in the Western Australian Grainbelt. // Weed Science;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p466
No abstract available.
- 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.