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  • Some plants grow bigger – and meaner – when clipped, study finds

    Like a Hydra, some plants grow bigger and boost their chemical defenses after being clipped.

    Like a Hydra, some plants grow bigger and boost their chemical defenses after being clipped.

    Illustration by Julie McMahon

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Ken Paige, call 217-244-6606; email k-paige@illinois.edu.
    To reach Miles Mesa, email jmmesa2@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Molecular constraints on resistance-tolerance tradeoffs” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.