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A genetic defence!

Had you ever asked why Hollies leaves are so prickly? here's the answer:

This famous Christmas decoration has, normally, smooth leaves. But, to guard against nibbling animals, this plants acts a defence lines, by get its leaves...thorny!

That's not magic: the process represents a molecular response to environmental pressure, through genetic mutation.

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