How allergens in pollen help plants do more than make you sneeze

Clouds of the grains may be easy to hate, but they’re crucial for plant health

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POOF! During allergy season, it’s hard not to take those puffs of pollen as a personal affront, but researchers are sorting out what plants get from their annoying-to-humans compounds.

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