Germany: Scientists have proven that plants have feelings

15.04.2004

15.04.2004


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A team of scientists from Germany and Italy in the long-term studies came to putting that plants have feelings.

Their research showed that in the case of threat to the plants can be quite tricky, giving off a certain smell to warn about the threat of surrounding plants and call for help.

Biologists at the University of Turin and the Max Planck Institute in Jena in the Monday, April 12, reported his discovery. Plants are able to sense and respond to the proximity of hungry larvae munching leaves. Sensing danger, guinea grass began to publish a smell similar to the smell of lavender.

Thus, they were warned about the appearance of the surrounding plants predator. Moreover, the smell of lavender, as one would say the military has caused air support — attracted wasps, natural enemies of the larvae. Thus, the attack was repulsed.

Most of the three-year project was devoted to the study of lima beans, native to Central and South America, but similar results were obtained in studies of corn, cranberries and other plants.

Recall that the scientific debate about the "feelings" of plants began in 1966 when a specialist in the use of lie detector polygraph Cleve Baxter connected to the plant.

The device recorded readings obvious changes as soon as scientists begin to burn fox plants.

Battery News, 09:45 14.04.2004
Source: Lenta.ru,

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