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Old Jun 28 2009, 07:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: Anatomy of a Skybroom

Originally Posted by Gidget2 View Post
But the point about Thread-attacked flora releasing some kind of semiochemical (whether it be an allomone or some other pheromone) which in turns induces an "extra-hardening" response from native flora, seem to make a lot of sense!
It makes more sense to me than "grubs" actually, because without it Pern would not have any indigenous flora. It seems logical that whatever process Southern flora uses to survive thread has existed as long as thread has. Maybe "grubs" enhance something that was already happening naturally?
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