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Who's Speaking? Your Plant! Decoding the Language of Flora - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Natural Sciences (Biology)

Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the environment. In Florence, a European research project is analyzing this electrical activity. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts.

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Stefano Mancuso, a biologist, explained why: "Plants are able to sense the gravitational field, electrical fields, chemicals gradients, etc. This huge amount of information, exchanged by plants is there, why shouldn't we use it? We just have to find out how to decode it, and then make it intelligible."

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