When cabbages get stressed they adopt human solutions

11 Oct 2016
Thale cress, from the Brassica family, which includes cabbages.

Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

The international study, featured in Science Signaling and Science, found that plants have adapted the genetic machinery that humans use to see and smell the environment, and to ward off threats.

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