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Plant behaviour and intelligence

Author: A J Trewavas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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This study takes as its theme the statement by the Nobel prize winning plant biologist, Barbara McClintock in 1984; 'A goal for the future would be to determine the extent of knowledge the cell has of itself and how it uses that knowledge in a thoughtful manner when challenged'. The response to 'challenge' is behaviour and 'thoughtful' responses are intelligent and inextricably linked to fitness. Cellular knowledge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Trewavas, A.J.
Plant behaviour and intelligence.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014933934
(OCoLC)890389682
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J Trewavas
ISBN: 9780191788291 0191788295 9780191028908 0191028908
OCLC Number: 898534306
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword --
A feeling for the organism --
Plant behaviour foundations --
The origins of photosynthesis : what are the salient characteristics of living systems? --
The origins of photosynthesis : the evolution of life and photosynthesis --
Why did plants become multicellular? --
Convergent evolution is common in plant systems --
Are angiosperms more complex than mammals? --
Plant behaviour : first intimations of self-organization --
The varieties of plant behaviour --
The self organizing plant : lessons from swarm intelligence --
Self-organization : cambium as the integration assessor --
Self-organizing capacity in leaf behaviour --
Self-organization and behaviour in root systems --
Self-organization in response to gravity --
Signals other than gravity --
Behavioural characteristics of seeds : elements of dormancy --
Games plants play --
Competition and cooperation between individual plants for mates and territory : the recognition of self --
The nature of intelligent behaviour : cognition or adaptation? --
Brains and nerve cells are not necessary for intelligent behaviour --
Intelligent genomes --
Cellular basis of intelligent behaviour --
Cell organization and protein networks --
Instinct, reflex, and conditioned behaviours : characteristics of plant behaviour? --
Intelligence and consciousness --
Intelligent foraging?
Other Titles: Plant behavior and intelligence
Plant behaviour & intelligence
Responsibility: Anthony Trewavas.
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