Talking To Plants Helps Them Grow

Plants' ability to respond to changes in the environment (like strong winds and other variation in weather) is vital to their survival. South Korea's National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology suggested that the genes involved in a plant's response to light—rbcS and Ald—are engaged by sounds of 70 decibels. The study found that the genes were more active the higher the frequency.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. There is evidence that certain plants respond to the buzzing of bees by releasing pollen. 00:22

  2. Sound causes greater growth in plants than silence does. 01:39

  3. If you stake a tree too tightly, it won't grow as strong because it does need to fight wind. 01:57

Written by Curiosity Staff June 12, 2015