“Our seemingly simple green neighbors utilize their genetic complexity to sense and survive adversity. “
“In fact, the only organisms known to break it down require energy to do so.”
Here’s Nova’s accidental take on the problem (April 17, 2007)
” … new research, published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, has revealed that plants not only respond to sound, but they also communicate to each other by making “clicking” sounds.”
“researchers have now discovered a new, unique method of capturing insects by the pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis.”
Wallace, Darwin’s banished co-theorist, was right.
Given that 80% of today’s flowering plants depend on insect pollination, there must have been a good deal of co-evolution and horizontal gene transfer.
“Although the scientists found identical sequences between plant species, just as they did between animals, they suggested the sequences evolved differently.”
We need the lab notes of the scientists who were doing this on the early Earth.
“All this demonstrates that the ‘oldest forest’ at Gilboa was a lot more ecologically complex than we had suspected … “
Modern findings look more and more like “creationism” all the time.
One way of putting it: The plant enzyme “was evolved” to do both functions at once.
It’s been known for some years that plants do this, but capturing it on film is quite a coup.
“We may be surrounded by many more murderous plants than we think.”
” … new challenges to Darwin’s theory to explain the origin of flowering plant species over a relatively short geologic time period by incremental transformations.”