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Even plants protect their families!

Posted by evolvingwheel on June 10, 2007

There has been a new finding observed by two scientists from the Kyoto University in Japan. When a certain plant is attacked by a predator, such as insects, the plant sends out a SOS signal. A chemical is released by the plant that attracts enemies of the predator. Most amazing part of the finding is that even other plants in the neighborhood start sending out SOS and collectively produce chemicals to save the affected mate.

Now that is something very interesting. Its like family value in its most basic form being displayed by plants. Is this some sort of congnitive intelligence or to some degree species trying to save their own – a pattern developed through evolution over time. You may check the news out at the following link.

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