The pressure sensor of the venus flytrap — ScienceDaily

All plant cells can be made to react by touch or injury. The carnivorous Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) has highly sensitive organs for this purpose: sensory hairs that register even the weakest mechanical stimuli, amplify them and convert them into electrical signals that then spread quickly through the plant tissue. Researchers from Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg […]