"Can plants hear?" -- Nobel or IgNobel?

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jim mcnamara
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Look up thigmosnasty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thigmonasty

Some plants can respond to physical vibration. Vibration that we perceive is both physical and auditory, This was first described for species of Mimosidae. I first encountered it in the literature in 1963. Venus flytrap is a really cool insectivorous plant that responds to vibrations from insects walking in the "trap".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap

No Nobel prize in the offing AFAIK.
 
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No Nobel prize in the offing AFAIK.
:smile: Yes, I just mentioned the Nobel as a contrast to the Ig, not as a literal possibility.
 

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