MadSci Network: Botany

Subject: Why aren't beneficial plants as hardy as weeds?

Date: Sat Jan 16 00:55:58 1999
Posted by Allison Dent
Grade level: 4-6
School: Bakerview elementary
City: Abbotsford State/Province: B.C.
Country: Canada
Area of science: Botany
ID: 916469758.Bt

Weeds always seem so tough and hardy while plants are often 
fragile and weak by comparison.  What is in the genetic makeup of 
weeds that accounts for this, and why can't that component be 
distilled and put into plant seeds to make them as tough as 

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