Plants Can Sense Animal Attack Coming

Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.

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Hi, I’m Scientific American podcast editor Steve Mirsky. And here’s a short piece from the May 2018 issue of the magazine, in the section we call Advances: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science, Technology and Medicine:

Watchful Plants by Erica Tennenhouse

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