Self-recognition affects plant communication and defense.

  title={Self-recognition affects plant communication and defense.},
  author={Richard Karban and Kaori Shiojiri},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={12 6},
Animals have the ability to distinguish self from non-self, which has allowed them to evolve immune systems and, in some instances, to act preferentially towards individuals that are genetically identical or related. Self-recognition is less well known for plants, although recent work indicates that physically connected roots recognize self and reduce competitive interactions. Sagebrush uses volatile cues emitted by clipped branches of self or different neighbours to increase resistance to… CONTINUE READING
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