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Do plants have a sweet-tooth like humans?
June 03, 2007 11:23PM
A sweet-tooth usually refers to a craving. And cravings are a
complex behavior that usually involves the workings of the nervous
system. And since plants are not known to have a nervous system, I
would say that they do not have the urges associated with cravings,
like a sweet-tooth. But who knows? Maybe they have something like a
sweet-tooth where they crave a certain mineral that is not
available to them in the soil. Maybe that's how the Venus Flytrap
developed its unique ability to trap and digest flies.