Fruit chemistry alters animal behavior

Fruit chemistry alters animal behavior. This study shows the role of secondary metabolites in ripe fruits in shaping plant-animal interactions, not only by directly deterring seed predators but also by modifying their behavior. Here Samuni-Blank et al. demonstrate the use of the "mustard oil bomb" to enhance seed dispersal by converting a seed predator to a seed disperser at an ecological timescale. This is achieved by a unique compartmentalization between glucosinolates found only in

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