Scientists discover plants have ‘brains’ that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of sensing and preparing for drought conditions, a team from the University of Birmingham recently learned that a cluster of cells in seeds act like a brain and decide when the seed should germinate. As a result of this finding, crop yields may be improved.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


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