Plant Adapts to Survive
Byline: Betsy Blaney Associated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas -- No one's talking about giving intelligence tests, but researchers say they've shown that plants have smarts -- the sort needed to help them survive dry times.
Years from now the findings could lead to crops that are better able to withstand drought conditions. Already, studies on two crops have shown they too have short-term memory for surviving dry times, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher Michael Fromm said.
He contends his team's findings are the first of their kind in life forms above yeasts.
The outcome of Fromm's initial study, with a member of the mustard family, confirmed what …
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Publication information: Article title: Plant Adapts to Survive. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 27, 2012. Page number: 6. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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