posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 12:50 PM
hi, I remember back when I was in college reading some articles about how fungi communicate. The articles explained that fungi communicate a bit
differently than we do because they communicate chemically with each other. It's been 15-20 years since I read these articles, but what I remember is
that their chemical communication helped them in terms of perpetuating as a species.
I'm getting ready to run out the door, so I don't have time to try to hunt down some of this on the web for you, but I'll see what I can find
later. In the meantime, you might try doing some different online searches like plants + chemical communication and/or fungus + chemical
I sure wish I could remember where I read those articles, but I know the first article I read was in some kind of science magazine. From there, I
followed the various references cited in that article.
I remember it was such an exciting subject for me to read about because ever since I was a child, I always had some kind of feeling/sense that plants
could communicate with each other. Every time I plucked a tomato off a vine or pulled a leaf off a tree (I had ambivalent feelings about doing both),
I wondered what the plants sensed or felt.
Anyway, I'm so glad you brought this up because I want to study this area further again. The concept of plants communicating, albeit chemically, is
very exciting to me!
Anyway, I'll see what I can dig up later today.