Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 39 - 39.5 - Concept Check - Page 865: 4


Your answer will vary. One possibility is that insects can more easily locate the plant due to a chemical it produces that is then spread by the wind.

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Other possibilities include that a defensive chemical produced by the plant is dissipated, other plants that shelter it in the shadier area provide a protective effect, or that the insects themselves have a range only outside these sheltered areas.
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