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The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation

The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation | Collect and enrich existing web content with your knowledge and expertise | Scoop.it

Striking evidence that plants warn each other of environmental dangers is reviving a once ridiculed field.
...The evidence for plant communication is only a few decades old, but in that short time it has leapfrogged from electrifying discovery to decisive debunking to resurrection. "


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it's a very much interesting investigation.

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:58 PM

Plant indiced defenses.

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Secret Lives

Karban started off as a cicada researcher, studying how trees cope with the plague of sap-sucking bugs that descends upon them every 17 years. Back then, the assumption was that plants survived by being tenacious, adapting their physiology to hunker down and suffer through droughts, infestations and other abuse. But in the early 1980s, the University of Washington zoologist David Rhoades was finding evidence that plants actively defend themselves against insects. Masters of synthetic biochemistry, they manufacture and deploy chemical and other weapons that make their foliage less palatable or nutritious, so that hungry bugs go elsewhere. For Karban, this idea was a thrilling surprise — a clue that plants were capable of much more than passive endurance.

 

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.......   Plants can communicate with insects as well, sending airborne messages that act as distress signals to predatory insects that kill herbivores. Maize attacked by beet armyworms releases a cloud of volatile chemicals that attracts wasps to lay eggs in the caterpillars’ bodies. The emerging picture is that plant-eating bugs, and the insects that feed on them, live in a world we can barely imagine, perfumed by clouds of chemicals rich in information. Ants, microbes, moths, even hummingbirds and tortoises (Farmer checked) all detect and react to these blasts.......

 

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The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation

The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation | Collect and enrich existing web content with your knowledge and expertise | Scoop.it

Striking evidence that plants warn each other of environmental dangers is reviving a once ridiculed field.
...The evidence for plant communication is only a few decades old, but in that short time it has leapfrogged from electrifying discovery to decisive debunking to resurrection. "


Via Eve Emshwiller
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it's a very much interesting investigation.

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:58 PM

Plant indiced defenses.

Christian Allié's curator insight, December 24, 2013 12:01 PM

........""""""""""""...........

 

[ ....... ]

 

....  

Secret Lives

Karban started off as a cicada researcher, studying how trees cope with the plague of sap-sucking bugs that descends upon them every 17 years. Back then, the assumption was that plants survived by being tenacious, adapting their physiology to hunker down and suffer through droughts, infestations and other abuse. But in the early 1980s, the University of Washington zoologist David Rhoades was finding evidence that plants actively defend themselves against insects. Masters of synthetic biochemistry, they manufacture and deploy chemical and other weapons that make their foliage less palatable or nutritious, so that hungry bugs go elsewhere. For Karban, this idea was a thrilling surprise — a clue that plants were capable of much more than passive endurance.

 

[ ...... ]

 

.......   Plants can communicate with insects as well, sending airborne messages that act as distress signals to predatory insects that kill herbivores. Maize attacked by beet armyworms releases a cloud of volatile chemicals that attracts wasps to lay eggs in the caterpillars’ bodies. The emerging picture is that plant-eating bugs, and the insects that feed on them, live in a world we can barely imagine, perfumed by clouds of chemicals rich in information. Ants, microbes, moths, even hummingbirds and tortoises (Farmer checked) all detect and react to these blasts.......

 

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SciAmBlog: Mosses Make Two Different Plants From the Same Genome, and a Single Gene Can Make the Difference

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"One of the most astonishing secrets in biology is this: every plant you see makes two different plants from the same genome. And, scientists recently reported, a single gene from an ancient, powerful lineage can make the difference."


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Mary Williams's comment, May 13, 2013 3:22 AM
Here's an engaging article to help you explain alternation of generations
Jennifer Mach's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:41 AM

Nice summary of the recent KNOX2 work published in Science.

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What Plants Talk About - Full Length Documentary

"This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are."


Via Mary Williams
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This an in-depth studies on biological phenomena with the help of physical and chemical methods.

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Andres Zurita's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:30 PM

great source of outreach material

Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:24 PM

I hope to have time to watch this sometime soon.

Ana G. Valenzuela Zapata's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:55 AM

Hermoso

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Plant Systematics: Michael G. Simpson: 9780126444605: Amazon.com: Books

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Geospatial Analysis 4th Edition

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Full spectrum of spatial analysis is presented in this book.

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JIntegrPlantBiol: The Plant Vascular System: Evolution, Development and Functions (OA)

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Sixty seven pages, twenty seven figures, but still very readable. If you ever teach about transport or homeostasis, add this comprehensive update to your folder.

 

As the title indicates, this big review pulls together the latest information on the evolution, development and functions of the plant vascular system (including its role as an effective long-distance communication system).


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Plants 'talk' through fungus network

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Researchers show that plants can communicate the need to protect themselves from attack by aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi.

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:23 PM

News came just in time for class topic on plant defenses, including inducible defenses.

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Corn could help farmers fight devastating weed

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Researchers in China investigate corn's ability to act as a trap crop and control sunflower broomrape.
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Syncfusion Ebooks | GIS Succinctly

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It is guide book showing you the internals of the world also helping the Net developers who may interested in using GIS features in their latest application.

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