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Trends in Plant Science
Volume 17, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 323–325
Towards understanding plant bioacoustics
* Monica Gagliano1, 2, E-mail the corresponding author,
* Stefano Mancuso3,
* Daniel Robert4
* 1 Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
* 2 Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
* 3 LINV, Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science, University of Firenze, Sesto F.no (FI), Italy
* 4 School of Biological Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
* Available online 21 March 2012.
Little is known about plant bioacoustics. Here, we present a rationale as to why the perception of sound and vibrations is likely to have also evolved in plants. We then explain how current evidence contributes to the view that plants may indeed benefit from mechanosensory mechanisms thus far unsuspected.
Originally posted by amcpwoy
You linked to PLoS ONE article by Gagliano. Did you catch that?
Originally posted by James1982
That's one thing I never really understood about the vegans and vegetarians that don't eat meat and animal products for non-health or religious reasons. Why do they elevate animal life over that of plant life? Plants are alive, they are still killing something and eating it. It seems arrogant to say that animal life is worth more, or is more important than plant life.