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Plant hairs are called trichomes.

Why are some plants hairy? This video explains the roles of plant hairs and how they help plants adapt to different environments and deter predators.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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Keywords trichome, plant hairs, UV-defense, predator defense
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Pedagogical Use Description The video can be used to discuss how plants adapt to protect themselves from environmental changes, such as increased UV light, or from insect predators. It also contains numerous microscope images that show the diversity of trichome forms.
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Primary Author Affiliation Marshall University, Huntington, WV
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Date Of Record Submission 2016-09-02

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