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Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft, University of Missouri-Columbia

Caption: Appel and Cocroft determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.

Credit: Roger Meissen

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