Shooting the breeze: how parts of a plant can 'talk' to one another for the benefit of the whole

Mon February 22nd, 2016

[from the Oxford Science Blog] 

It has been known for some time that plant roots can communicate with plant shoots. Now, a new paper from Oxford researchers (working in collaboration with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing) tells us how.

Professor Nick Harberd, Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences at Oxford, spoke to Science Blog about the work.

 

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