Pea plants demonstrate ability to ‘gamble’ — a first in plants

Posted by on June 30, 2016 5:58 pm
Categories: Science

Pea plants can demonstrate sensitivity to risk — namely, that they can make adaptive choices that take into account environmental variance, an ability previously unknown outside the animal kingdom. In the study, pea plants were grown with their roots split between two pots, thus facing the decision of which pot to prioritize.

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