Advances in Agriculture, Food Science and Forestry

Let’s leave the prejudices: Plants are informational systems, living their life


Florin Gaiseanu*

Plants, like all other living organisms, are neither robots and nor artificial smart systems, they are living structures, which live their life. Plants are informational living organisms, endowed with an informational system, like all other living structures. Although they do not dispose of a nervous system like animals, they carry out an intense informational activity of communication with their internal structure between various parts of it and with the surrounding environment. They are able to make decisions and to regulate their phenotype, showing that they dispose of a cognitive/sentient system driving their behaviour and structural development, according to the local conditions.


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