Plant communication/sensing references wanted
young at serum.kodak.com
Mon Dec 14 20:24:06 EST 1992
In article <1992Dec12.232346.4887 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk writes:
>In article <921212201751.MIN-LVICa00330.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury> you wrote:
>: The subject about says it all: I'm interested in references to literature
>: which explores the capabilities of the plant world with reference to
>: sensing of hostile environments or predators, defense mechanisms thus
>: initiated, and inter- as well as intra-plant communication of sensory
>There is a recent book called "Sensitive plants" that, amongst other topics,
>describes the responses of Mimosa pudica. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the
>author/publisher - does anyone else know?
I've just finished reading Wildon, et. al., in NATURE 360:62-65, and I
find this to be fascinating. Seems like it's one of those, "Golly, we
never thought they could do THAT," subjects. Is this stuff a hot topic
of discussion in the plant-oriented community?
I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to contribute much, but I'd sure learn a lot
from a bionet-based discussion of the topic. I hope someone feels moved
to start one.
-Rich Young (These are not Kodak's opinions.)
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