Tuned in: plant roots use sound to locate water

@article{Gagliano2017TunedIP,
  title={Tuned in: plant roots use sound to locate water},
  author={Monica Gagliano and Mavra Grimonprez and Martial Depczynski and Michael Renton},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={184},
  pages={151-160}
}
Because water is essential to life, organisms have evolved a wide range of strategies to cope with water limitations, including actively searching for their preferred moisture levels to avoid dehydration. Plants use moisture gradients to direct their roots through the soil once a water source is detected, but how they first detect the source is unknown. We used the model plant Pisum sativum to investigate the mechanism by which roots sense and locate water. We found that roots were able to… Expand

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