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June 17, 2007
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Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discoverDiscussion at PhysOrgForum

The next time you venture into your garden armed with plants, consider who you place next to whom. It turns out that the docile garden plant isn’t as passive as widely assumed, at least not with strangers. Researchers at McMaster University have found that plants get fiercely competitive when forced to share their pot with strangers of the same species, but they’re accommodating when potted with their siblings.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2007 6:05 am


  2. June 28, 2007 11:52 am

    Yes, the Nobel laureate Bose is understood to have proved long back that plants have the feeling of pain and pleasure, which revelation should hold us back whenever we want to prune, sever, fell or uproot a plant.

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