Botanical brilliance

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Science  13 Feb 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6223, pp. 724-725
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2412

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Plants behave on their own time scale, with their own unique physiology, and according to author and plant physiologist Anthony Trewavas, solve problems equally as complex as those confronting humans. But are animal and plant behaviors really comparable? And are plants truly "intelligent"?  Behavioral ecologist Andrew G. Zink and plant physiologist Zheng-Hui He consider the advantages and disadvantages of applying animal-centric analogies to plants in a review of Plant Behaviour and Intelligence.