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Plant Sensing and Communication
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Plant Sensing and Communication

Richard Karban


Research is showing that plants are in constant and lively discourse they communicate, signaling to remote organs within an individual, eavesdropping on neighboring individuals, and exchanging information with other organisms ranging from other plants to microbes to animals. Plants lack central nervous systems, and the mechanisms coordinating plant sensing, behavior, and communication are quite different from the systems that accomplish similar tasks in animals. But they are no less impressive from an evolutionary perspective. In Plant Communication, Karban puts an ear to the ground to reveal ... More

Keywords: plants, evolution, sensory signalling, pollinators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226264677
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226264844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Karban, author