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Trees, and more specifically, the leaves that adorn them, having predated humans foray into scientific learning, should harbor no mysteries at this point. However, nature continues to surprise us.
For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality.
As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.
The researchers decided to embark on this study in order to find out which mechanisms are used by plants when they extract water from very dry or somewhat inhospitable land.
A secret long held by plants has been revealed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers. The new discovery, which builds on more than a decade of painstaking surveillance of cellular communication between different types of plant tissues, shows clearly for the first time how plants "decide" to grow.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.