For Discussion

1. How might plant adaptations affect the evolution of herbivores? How might the adaptations of herbivores affect plant evolution?

2. The stomata of the common oleander, Nerium oleander, are located in sunken crypts in its leaves. Whether or not you know what an oleander is, you should be able to describe an important feature of its natural habitat. What is that feature?

3. Explain why halophytes often use the same mechanisms for coping with their challenging environments as xerophytes do for coping with theirs.

4. In ancient times, people used less sophisticated methods for mining than we use today. Thus ancient mines often yield substantial profits to modern-day miners who find and work them. On the basis of the information in this chapter, how might you try to locate the site of an ancient mine?

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