Apparently, Plants Know How To 'Gamble'
In a recent study, they took risks to get more nutrients.By Lauren Stephenson | July 4, 2016
According to a new study, plants are "smarter" than we may think.
Researchers from universities in the United Kingdom and Israel found pea plants show sensitivity to risk and they even "gamble." They claim this is the first study to show an organism without a nervous system can have an adaptive response to risk.
The experiment involved growing pea plants with their roots split between two pots. Researchers found the plants grew more roots in the pot that had more nutrients.