Plants Learn and Remember Through Association
Molecular Biology and Genetics, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Mehmet Eraslan, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Turkey.
Received: November 05,2021 ; Published: November 25, 2021
Plants were researched to discover how they learn and remember without using their brains. The concentrations of specific chemicals (K+, Ca+, etc. channels), the kind of stress encountered, and the symbiotic connection (mycorrhizal fungal networks) between them all affect learning and memory processes. Based on a study of mycorrhizal fungal networks that connect the roots of trees in forests, there is evidence of tree cognition, microbiome cooperation, and forest intelligence. The plants learnt by reacting to various stimuli in a consistent manner. Many plants can tell the difference between day and night. Plants' biological clocks are sensitive to light, which can cause the rhythm to reset. Plant learning and memory might be aided by epigenetic-related processes. The relevance of epigenetics in these processes stems from its relationship with the environment and the ability to reverse the phenotypic changes more readily it causes as compared to those caused by direct DNA sequence alterations.
Keywords: Ca+ Ions; Brain; Action Potential; Root-brain; Voltage-gated K+ Channels; Molecular Memory; Hopfield-like; Neural Network; Stress; Communication; Mycorrhizal Network; TEs Element; Epigenetic
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