Desert plants strengthen and maximize their chances of survival in arid environments through behavioral and physical adaptation mechanisms. Much like desert animals, desert plants such as cactus, agave and owl's clover p... More »

Barrel cactus has several ways of adapting to the desert climate where it grows, and some of them include the presence of sharp and long thorns and the absence of leaves to conserve water. The desert climate is character... More »

Plants adapt to the environment by modifying their leaves, stem and roots. Desert plants such as the cactus modify their leaves into thorns to prevent loss of moisture through transpiration. Plants such as the lotus grow... More »

Organisms have the ability to adapt to specific conditions within their environments through the biological process of variation, which enhance organisms' chances of survival. Variation is essentially a form of natural s... More »

Desert plants have special adaptations that allow them to survive the harsh environment in which they live. DesertUSA describes these adaptations as both "physical and behavioral mechanisms." More »

Basal or innate resistance, hypersensitive response, acquired resistance and RNA silencing are all defense mechanisms used by various types of plants. In addition to these categories, some plants may be poisonous, armed ... More » Science Biology Botany

Plant biotechnology is a scientific technique that adapts plants for specific purposes by cross-breeding, extending their growing seasons, adjusting height, color and texture and several other mechanisms. Some plant biot... More »