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Plants ’remember’ drought, change responses to survive

ScienceDaily (March 15, 2012)

Plants ’remember’ drought, change responses to survive

ScienceDaily (March 15, 2012)

Plants subjected to a previous period of drought learn to deal with the stress thanks to their memories of the previous experience, new research has found. The findings could lead to development of crops better able to withstand drought.

The research also confirms for the first time the scientific basis for what home gardeners and nursery professionals have often learned through hard experience : Transplants do better when water is withheld for a few days to drought harden them before the move.

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