Plant responsiveness to root-root communication of stress cues Academic Article uri icon


  • Background and Aims Phenotypic plasticity is based on the organism's ability to perceive, integrate and respond to multiple signals and cues informative of environmental opportunities and perils. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that plants are able to adapt to imminent threats by perceiving cues emitted from their damaged neighbours. Here, the hypothesis was tested that unstressed plants are able to perceive and respond to stress cues emitted from their drought-and osmotically stressed neighbours and to induce stress …

publication date

  • March 8, 2012