Hey CCS Bio!
We went to CCBER last week and saw some pretty awesome collections. Near the end, Claudia mentioned something about plant that we also learned in my parasitology class so I thought I'd share an article with some cool pictures and facts. Galls are created by plants and caused by a parasite. They are abnormal growths of plant tissue, comparable to a benign tumor in humans. Theres research being done that shows in some plant, galls can even be beneficial! Galls can also be formed by mammals and humans...but those pictures are a lot more gross. Anyways, check out some cool galls and the parasites that cause them!
Galls and Parasites!
P.S. Heres the link to the research showing that galls are beneficial, if you're interested!