What is the natural role of nicotine in tobacco plant?

it is poisonous to insects
it attracts bees
it is an useless by-product
it moisturizes leaves
Nicotine is a pow­er­foul neu­ro­tox­in to insects. Many plants other than tobacco contain it, however the con­cen­tra­tion of nicotine in tobacco is ex­cep­tion­al­ly high. Even though some species have evolved the ability to feed on tobacco, it remains rel­a­tive­ly easy to grow, being un­palat­able to most species. In some places, tobacco became an invasive weed.

Answers distribution

it is poisonous to insects
it attracts bees
it is an useless by-product
it moisturizes leaves
answers
flagCzech Republic
92%
0%
0%
7%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
86%
0%
8%
4%
23
flagFinland
83%
0%
0%
16%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
83%
0%
0%
8%
12
flagPakistan
79%
2%
5%
11%
34
flagGermany
78%
4%
6%
10%
116
flagthe Netherlands
78%
7%
10%
0%
28
flagMalaysia
76%
11%
0%
5%
17
flagItaly
76%
0%
7%
15%
13
flagFrance
74%
5%
8%
8%
35
flagUnknown
72%
13%
0%
13%
59
flagPoland
71%
5%
9%
11%
8382
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
6%
10%
14%
264
flagSingapore
64%
5%
11%
17%
17
flagCanada
63%
0%
10%
26%
30
flagIndia
54%
10%
13%
16%
269
flagthe United States
52%
11%
12%
21%
546
flagthe Philippines
51%
6%
11%
30%
43
flagAustralia
47%
26%
10%
10%
19
flagNorway
45%
27%
9%
18%
11

Gender

men65%
women69%
it is poisonous to insects
65%
69%
it attracts bees
9%
6%
it is an useless by-product
10%
8%
it moisturizes leaves
14%
14%

Language versions

question
answers
results
flag
What is the natural role of nicotine in tobacco plant?
1285
55%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
Illustration: lorentey
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.