Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly
Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly
Goldenrods that evolved in the presence of herbivores release volatile chemicals that trigger defenses in neighboring plants of their species, even those that are genetically unrelated.
Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly
Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly

Goldenrods that evolved in the presence of herbivores release volatile chemicals that trigger defenses in neighboring plants of their species, even those that are genetically unrelated.

Goldenrods that evolved in the presence of herbivores release volatile chemicals that trigger defenses in neighboring plants of their species, even those that are genetically unrelated.

Plant Communication
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.
Mammal–Carnivorous Plant Mutualism
Mammal–Carnivorous Plant Mutualism
Bob Grant | Jul 13, 2015
A pitcher plant species in Borneo attracts bat inhabitants by reflecting sonar signals from the flying mammals, advertising a cozy roost, and getting nitrogen-rich guano in return.
Tomato’s Chemical Weapons
Tomato’s Chemical Weapons
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 30, 2014
The plant releases a chemical that its neighbors can use to develop defenses against invading cutworms, a study finds.