Researcher: Plant 'remembers,' adapts to survive

Chicago Daily Herald - 'It kind of backs up what a lot of people have thought,' Texas Tech horticulture professor Thayne Montague said. 'Once a plant is exposed to stress, drought ... it can be a beneficial response short term. Now, long term that hasn't really been looked at.'

No one's talking about giving intelligence tests, but researchers say they've shown that plants have smarts — the sort needed to help them survive dry times.

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"It kind of backs up what a lot of people have thought," Texas Tech horticulture professor Thayne Montague said. "Once a plant is exposed to stress, drought ... it can be a beneficial response short term. Now, long term that hasn't really been looked at."

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