Adaptive and selective seed abortion reveals complex conditional decision making in plants.

@article{Meyer2014AdaptiveAS,
  title={Adaptive and selective seed abortion reveals complex conditional decision making in plants.},
  author={K Meyer and Leo L. Soldaat and Harald Auge and H H Thulke},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2014},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={
          376-83
        }
}
Behavior is traditionally attributed to animals only. Recently, evidence for plant behavior is accumulating, mostly from plant physiological studies. Here, we provide ecological evidence for complex plant behavior in the form of seed abortion decisions conditional on internal and external cues. We analyzed seed abortion patterns of barberry plants exposed to seed parasitism and different environmental conditions. Without abortion, parasite infestation of seeds can lead to loss of all seeds in a… CONTINUE READING
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