CAN PLANTS FEEL......PAIN??????

Aldo-Pier Solari SOLARIS at cicei.ulpgc.es
Thu Dec 21 06:58:21 EST 1995


Subject:        CAN PLANTS FEEL......PAIN??????

Pues,  un asunto interesante. En Lund, participe en unas conferencias
que  dio un cientifico Finlandes (de la U.  de Turku,  creo),  uno de
los personajes nordicos en investigacion de bosques:

Este  afirmaba que existia una comunicacion (quimica) intraespecifica
en  Pinus spp. como reaccion a estress: Un fuego o maltratar un arbol
desencadenaba  unas reacciones inmunologicas el el individuo afectado
y   en  los  mas   cercanos.   Un  fuego   de  proporciones  medianas
desencadenaba  las reacciones  similares en todo  el bosque:  Alguien
sugirio  que este hablaba de seleccion en grupo y aludia a la idea de
superorganismo.   El cientifico  finlandes dijo  que,  en  base a sus
mediciones, la  seleccion  de  grupos  podria  ser  sugerida.
      Aldo-Pier Solari <Solaris at cicei.ulpgc.es>
   (Translation):" Well, an interesting subject. In Lund (Sweden) I participated in some
lectures given by a Finlandian scientist (from Turku University,
 I believe), one of the great figures in woods research.
    He affirmed that an intraspecific (chemical) communication
exists in Pinus spp. as a reaction to stress: A fire, or mistreating a tree,
he said triggered "immunologic-like" reactions in the affected individual
 as well as in its neighbors.  A middle-size fire disenchained like reactions in the whole wood.
Somebody among the attending colleagues suggested that so the Finlandian scientist
was making reference to group selection and minding of superorganisms.
 The Finlandian scientist answered that. on the basis of his
meditions, group selection might indeed be suggested. - Aldo-Pier Solari"
 Translation and re-sending by: Prof. Mariela Szirko,
                      <Postmaster at neubio.sld.ar>  



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