New research shows plants respond to touch
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Plants are mysterious. They surround us but we can't really communicate with them, leaving researchers to speculate on how they might interact with us and each other. University of Western Australia (UWA) scientists discovered a new intriguing aspect of plants: they appear to respond to touch. There's no visible sign, according to the scientists, who recently released their research in the journal Plant Physiology. Instead they noticed that plant genes expressed themselves differently...