Why Does Caffeine Exist?

Season 4 Episode 37 | 8m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

Today, billions of people around the world start their day with caffeine. But how and why did the ability to produce this molecule independently evolve in multiple, distantly-related lineages of flowering plants, again and again?

Aired: 07/28/22

Rating: NR


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