Plants are intelligent; now what?

Like all living organisms, without exception, plants integrate many external signals to adapt to their environment and increase their fitness. Is this a proof of intelligence? It depends on the meaning of the word; and it really does not matter.

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I thank Shaul Yalovsky, Vaidurya Sahi and Shira Yalon-Chamovitz for critical reading and comments of the manuscript.

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Chamovitz, D.A. Plants are intelligent; now what?. Nature Plants 4, 622–623 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0237-3

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