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Plant hairs are called trichomes.

Why are some plants hairy? This video explains the roles of plant hairs and how they help plants adapt to different environments and deter predators.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords trichome, plant hairs, UV-defense, predator defense
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Pedagogical Use Category
Pedagogical Use Description The video can be used to discuss how plants adapt to protect themselves from environmental changes, such as increased UV light, or from insect predators. It also contains numerous microscope images that show the diversity of trichome forms.
Uniqueness The video combines basic information about plant trichomes and their uses with a fun animation. Few animations have this type of information with this level of detail for a more general audience.
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Full Name of Primary Author Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello
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Primary Author Affiliation Marshall University, Huntington, WV
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  • mharrison
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2016-09-02
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2016-04-21 07:24:46
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2016-04-21 07:24:46
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