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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

NPR | July 8, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Updated: July 8, 2014 5:18 p.m.

According to new research, plants can actually hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study is the first work to report that plants can recognize the sound of a predator through the vibrations of their leaves. To learn more, Robert Siegel speaks with Heidi Appel, senior research scientist in the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri.

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