Plant 'senses' predator and defends itself, study finds

ReutersPublished: July 10, 2014645 views
Published: July 10, 2014

Scientists at the University of Missouri discover that the mustard plant can discern the sound waves predators make when feeding and defend themselves by creating a chemical repellant. They hope the research will lead to better methods of protecting crops from insects without the need for chemical pesticides. Sharon Reich reports. Credit to Reuters. Courtesy Roger Meissen.

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