Plants ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Roots inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals

Plants talk to each other
Elhakeem Et Al

Plants inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals, a new study has revealed.

Researchers found that corn seedlings exchange messages with nearby plants via chemical signals fired into the soil from their roots.

These potent secretions tell the seedlings whether their neighbours are relatives or strangers and help them direct their growth accordingly. Read more.

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