Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants

@inproceedings{Gagliano2012OutOS,
  title={Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants},
  author={Monica Gagliano and Michael Renton and Nili Duvdevani and Matthew Timmins and Stefano Mancuso},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Current knowledge suggests that the mechanisms by which plants communicate information take numerous forms. Previous studies have focussed their attention on communication via chemicals, contact and light; other methods of interaction between plants have remained speculative. In this study we tested the ability of young chilli plants to sense their neighbours and identify their relatives using alternative mechanism(s) to recognised plant communication pathways. We found that the presence of a… CONTINUE READING