• After a dodder attaches itself to a plant, it wraps itself around it. If the host contains food beneficial to dodder, the dodder produces haustoria that insert themselves into the vascular system of the host.
• Dodder is parasitic on a very wide variety of plants, including a number of agricultural and horticultural crop species• E.g potatoes
• Horticulture is the science, art, technology and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation.
Why normal nutrition not possible in parasite plants• Some of these plants have no chlorophyll and are entirely dependent on the host for food and water• Others are green and can produce some or all of their own food.
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