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The Hidden Memories of Plants

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Monica Gagliano began to study plant behavior because she was tired of killing animals. Now an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Western Australia in Perth, when she was a student and postdoc, she had been offing her research subjects at the end of experiments, the standard protocol for many animals studies. If she was to work on plants, she could just sample a leaf or a piece of root. When she switched her professional allegiance to plants, though, she brought with her some ideas from the animal world and soon began exploring questions few plant specialists probe—the possibilities of plant behavior, learning, and memory.

“You start a project, and as you open up the box there are lots of other questions inside it, so then you follow the trail,” Gagliano says. “Sometimes if you track the trail, you end up in places like Pavlovian plants.”

In her first experiments with plant learning, Gagliano decided to test her new subjects the same way she would animals. She started with habituation, the simplest form of learning. If the plants encountered the same innocuous stimulus over and over again, would their response to it change?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/plant-memory-hidden-vernalization

 

 

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DebDandelion

Oh my soul. So if u have people not eating meat due to animals having rights, next step being plants.... I am not going to lose weight...I will eat what I can...plants or animals...but mother earth we are going to have.people not wanting to eat plants as well...so what they Gonna eat?

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XenoFish
25 minutes ago, DebDandelion said:

Oh my soul. So if u have people not eating meat due to animals having rights, next step being plants.... I am not going to lose weight...I will eat what I can...plants or animals...but mother earth we are going to have.people not wanting to eat plants as well...so what they Gonna eat?

Next step is cannibalism.

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Opus Magnus

You'd have to be a fruititarian.  Taking out vegetables is akin to murder, if you rip them out and kill them by the root.  Though, fruit falls off the tree and is a literal gift from nature, so you can eat the fruit and then spread the seeds of the tree.

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DebDandelion
10 hours ago, XenoFish said:

Next step is cannibalism.

Well, I am not sure Whether that is regression or evolution...but hey... 

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