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Plants Also Help Their Own, New Study Finds


Science & Tech  (tags: corn, discovery, interesting, news, research, science, study, University of Colorado, Boulder, world )

Dan
- 439 days ago - world-science.net
Like dolphins and people, some plants help their own kin, according to the University of Colorado, Boulder. Their research is the first to test cooperation among plants, specifically corn. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.



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Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:16 pm
noted, thanks !
 

paula eaton (30)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:33 pm
Very interesting
 

Marcia Singer (1)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:42 pm
Fascinating.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:41 pm
While quite often we humans rob our own kin and sometimes are on different sides as in our Civil War.
 

Ruth L. (277)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:27 pm
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:46 pm
What pray tell do they think happens in the human womb? The stronger the weaker. Yum.
 

John S. (294)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:12 am
Noted.
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:14 am
dosen't mean corn thinks. just master selective breeding. corn A daddy, corn B mother. new good corn.

eat all the corn. they like being eaten. otherwise they would be animals with fangs, or can run away, or be toxic.
 

Aaron Bouchard (108)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:36 pm
Noted thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thank you.
 

John B. (215)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:47 pm
Thanks Dan for posting the link to the extremely informative article. Read and noted.
 

Mary M. (24)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:57 pm
For plants to be selective shows that they have a "being"
 

Wild Thang (9)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:01 pm
Some plants kill too but I'm not sure they kill their own kind except perhaps in competition in over-population.
I suppose poisonour plants are obvious but then it has been shown some trees in South Africa know when they are being over graxed and adter chemcial discussion between them start killing their over grazers.
Whe we are over-populatde we kill in wars and genocides and famines and epidemics and natural disasters. Birth control might be a more humane way.
 
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