Plant Seeds Use Mini ‘Brains’ to Decide When to Sprout

Plant seeds may use miniature “brains” to help them decide whether to sprout or stay dormant, new research suggests.

These seed “brains” don’t have traditional gray matter, but they do use the same architecture for information-processing as our brains do, interpreting a cascade of hormone signals to decide when to germinate, the study found.

“Plants are just like humans in the sense that they have to think and make decisions the same way we do,” said study co-author George Bassel, a plant biologist at the University of Birmingham in England…[READ MORE]

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