Environment

Could plants save water when animals relax?

Posted on: Thu 8 Apr 2021

A team of German and Australian researchers have discovered an interesting way for plants to save water, making them more resistant to drought.

The answer lies in a fun little molecule called GABA produced by animals when they’re trying to relax.

Matthew Gilliham, Director of the Waite Research Institute at the University of Adelaide explains how this works and what it means.

Produced by Anisha Pillarisetty

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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