MadSci Network: Botany

Subject: How do sugarbeet and sugarcane manage to survive?

Date: Tue Aug 16 10:45:35 2011
Posted by Josh
Grade level: 10-12 School: KSWE
City: Wettingen State/Province: Aargau Country: Switzerland
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1313516735.Bt

How do they manage to survive, even though they don't transform their sugar into starch.
First, there is the osmosis, that makes, that the cells get swollen by water until they "explode".
The other thing is, that sugar is very attractive to nearly all insects and other animal which lives near the 
plant, so it gets attacked by them. (So the insects can have the sugar)

Thank you

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