Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 39 - Plant Defense Responses - Review Questions - Synthesize: 1


In either case, less toxins means healthier human consumers. Intentional selection would involved people noticing the effects of plants and selecting plants from within a species to have less toxic effects. Inadvertent selection could result from people who survived eating less toxic examples of a species planting more of the seeds from that plant.

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To get to this answer, try to imagine a plant which is nutritious but partly toxic. Think about why farmers might select less toxic individuals to propagate either by choice or by accident/the farmer surviving.
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