July 4, 2014

Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Insects’ Chewing

[ Read the Article: Plants Respond To Sounds Caused By Chewing Caterpillars ]

Experiments by Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft at the University of Missouri mark the first time scientists have shown that a plant responds to an ecologically relevant sound in its environment. Appel is an MU Bond Life Sciences Center researcher and Cocroft is a professor of biological sciences at MU.

Credit: Roger Meissen, Nathan Hurst / University of Missouri-Columbia

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