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Can plants talk to each other? - Richard Karban

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Can plants talk to each other? It certainly doesn’t seem that way: They don’t have complex sensory or nervous systems, like animals do, and they look pretty passive. But odd as it sounds, plants can communicate with each other — especially when they’re under attack. Richard Karban explains how.

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  • Educator Richard Karban
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Director Yukai Du
  • Animator Jiaqi Wang
  • Composer Angus MacRae
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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