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    Effects of a native parasitic plant on an exotic invader decrease with increasing host age

    Infection by parasitic plants has been considered as an effective method for controlling invasive plants because the parasites partially or completely absorb water, nutrients, and carbohydrates from their host plants, suppressing the vitality of the host. In a recent study published in AoB PLANTS, Li et al. verified that younger and smaller Bidens pilosa plants […] More