Study: Plants can take calculated risks

Study: Plants can take calculated risks

Researchers are evaluating the possibility of plants to react to environments based on risk and reward.

July 18, 2016
Modern Farmer

The way plants respond to changes in their environment has only recently started to take off as a discipline—the science, for lack of a better term, of plant intelligence. (“Intelligence” is not a particularly accurate word here, but it’s close enough.) Now a team of scientists from Oxford University in the UK and Tel-Hai College in Israel have come up with a strange and specific study: Can plants assess their environment and take risks?

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