Credit: DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Blade of grass with a serrated edge (Paspalum sp), animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Plants evolve specialized physical and chemical characteristics in natural defence against stresses in their environments. The sharp saw-toothed edge of a blade of grass protects against herbivores. Paspalum is a genus of plants in the grass family Poaceae. This grass group is widespread across much of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas Commonly (eg. paspalum, bahiagrasses, crowngrasses and dallis grasses). They are usually are tall perennial New World grasses. They are warm season grasses (C4) and are most diverse in subtropical and tropical regions.

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Edge of a grass blade, SEM

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