The affect of parasites on an Oak tree | Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor

George McGavin looks at what happens when an outlandish group of insects highjacks the growth of an oak tree for its own ends. By laying its eggs in the female oak flower, the gall wasp causes a huge change in the way the tree grows.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 2'33''
  • Broadcast year: 2015
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Ecology | Adaptations, interdependence and competition | Parasitism and mutualism

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor