Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
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Chapter 55 - 55.3 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

It prevents predation, protecting the plant.

Work Step by Step

Since nicotine is poisonous to most animals that might try to eat the tobacco plant, its production is worth the energy investment as it increases the plant's odds of survival.
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