Forest Trees Remember Their Roots
They may not be that different from humans
When it comes to how they respond to the environment, trees may not be that different from humans. Recent studies showed that even genetically identical human twins can have a different chance of getting a disease. This is because each twin has distinct personal experiences through their lifetime.
It turns out that the same is likely true for forest trees as well, according to new research from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).
"The findings were really quite stunning," says Malcolm Campbell, a biologist and lead author of the study. "People have been talking about a so-called 'nursery effect' for a long time."
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