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Plants can see and hear and this study shows how they sense the world - life science news

Believe it or not, plants also have senses. They can “smell” chemicals, they can react to sounds and they can see (they respond to light). But, how is this possible? Researchers from the University of Birmingham asked this question and they discovered a network map including over 200 proteins that plants use to feel the world. One of the most important of these “sensing” proteins are the leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases which are similar to some human receptors. Further study of this network of proteins will lead to ways of improving plant’s resistance and productivity.

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