Plants So Stinky That Bugs Bug Off

IN THE RAIN FOREST, NOT ALL OF NATURE'S BOUNTY IS sweet. Combing the jungles of South America, botanists have uncovered exotic plants that emit foul-smelling sulfur gases as a defense against fungi and parasites. University of Georgia scientists Peter G. Hartel and Bruce L. Haines say these fetid emissions may someday help farmers curb their dependence on pesticides.

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