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Tropical forest seeds use three strategies to survive


August 3, 2018

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From tiny banana seeds to giant coconuts, it's tough for seeds to survive in tropical soils where they are under constant attack by fungi, bacteria, insects and animals. By understanding how seeds defend themselves, tropical biologists contribute to reforestation, crop management and sustainable agriculture in the tropics. Full Story

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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