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Researchers reveal how parasitic plants evolved

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Phys.org

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2022-07-26

Parasitic plants are extraordinary plants with unique physiology, ecology, and evolutionary histories, and little is known about their origin and evolution. Initially, certain autotrophs evolved to be facultative hemiparasitic plants which obtained only water and mineral nutrients from their hosts as supplements.

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https://phys.org/news/2022-07-reveal-parasitic-evolved.html