Plants as Redox Photographers
Have you ever wondered how plant roots know where to grow to avoid older roots that are already there or how parasitic plants find their victims underground? They use a chemical process similar to the image development in black and white photography to "look" around.
Reaction diffusion networks of soil quinones are essential for plant-plant communication throughout the rhizosphere.
The weeds in your garden are amazing artists. Learn more in our latest Plos One article: "Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants."