Plant and animal partnerships

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There are many partnerships in nature where two plants may help each other, or a plant and animal may mutually benefit one another, or where two animals may contribute to each other’s welfare.  You will see on this program an example of each. The lichen, a common plant, looks like one individual, but really consists of two kinds of plants living together.  You will see this story through the microscope.  And you will see the story of cross-pollination, in which bees and insects take nectar from the flowers and in so doing transfer pollen from one flower to another.  Ever look inside a wood eating termite?  You will and with a microscope to see a story of mutual benefit. Inside the termite lives a host of one-celled animals which assist the termite in digesting the cellulose in the wood he consumes. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Mary Lela Grimes; Charles Walcott; Jane Langton; Betty Sears; Thomas K. Sisson; Benjamin Dane; WGBH-TV; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; Children's Museum of Boston; Massachusetts Audubon Society
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Animal; Nature
Pollination ; Pollination by insects.
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1 Film (0:29:48); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272103; Other: GR00404501; MDPI Barcode: 40000003272103

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