Partly transparent young legume pods: Do they mimic caterpillars for defense and simultaneously enable better photosynthesis?

Being partly or fully transparent as a defense from predation is mostly known in various groups of aquatic animals and various terrestrial arthropods. Plants, being photosynthetic and having cell walls made of various polymers, cannot be wholly transparent. In spite of these inherent limitations, some succulent plant species of arid zones have partially… CONTINUE READING