Hormonal Sentience

Hormonal Sentience

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hormonal sentience, first described by Robert A. Freitas Jr., describes the information processing rate in plants, which are mostly based on hormones instead of neurons like in all major animals (except sponges). Plants can to some degree communicate with each other and there are even examples of one-way-communication with animals. Acacia trees produce tannin to defend themselves when they are grazed upon by animals. The airborne scent of the tannin is picked up by other acacia trees, which then start to produce tannin themselves as a protection from the nearby animals. When attacked by caterpillars, some plants can release chemical signals to attract parasitic wasps that attack the caterpillars.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135891057
  • 9786135891058