Say it with flowers: Flowering acceleration by root communication.

@article{Falik2014SayIW,
  title={Say it with flowers: Flowering acceleration by root communication.},
  author={Omer Falik and Ishay Hoffmann and Ariel Novoplansky},
  journal={Plant signaling & behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={e28258}
}
The timing of reproduction is a critical determinant of fitness, especially in organisms inhabiting seasonal environments. Increasing evidence suggests that inter-plant communication plays important roles in plant functioning. Here, we tested the hypothesis that flowering coordination can involve communication between neighboring plants. We show that soil leachates from Brassica rapa plants growing under long-day conditions accelerated flowering and decreased allocation to vegetative organs in… CONTINUE READING
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