New Form of Plant Communication

8/16/14

Scientists have discovered what seems like a new form of plant communication between the parasitic dodder and its prey (host).

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 I took these two photos of common dodder from my Tracker Tadpole at Lake Centennial in Columbia, MD

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8567/20140815/evil-talking-plants-use-dna-communication.htm

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6198/808.abstract

On a related topic – Did you know that dodder can smell?  Check out the following link:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19456_8-things-you-wont-believe-plants-do-when-no-ones-looking.html

 

 

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