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Plant Neurobiology

“phloem is an electrical conductor of bioelectrochemical impulses over long distances . . . structures of phloem and axon can be pictured as hollow tubes filled with electrolyte solutions” (Volkov, 2000)

“plants may be more sophisticated and share more in common with animals in their non-cognitive behaviours than previously thought” (Gersani et al., 2001)

The International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology (LINV), in Florence, is the research group of F. Baluska and S. Mancuso, two prominent figures in plant neurobiology. A serie of publications are freely available on the website of LINV:


  • Peter W. Barlow (2008) Reflections on ‘plant neurobiology’, BioSystems 92 pp. 132–147
  • Volkov, A.G. (2000) Green plants: electrochemical interfaces, J. Electroanal. Chem. 483, pp. 150–156.
  • Gersani, M., Brown, J.S., O’Brien, E.E., Maina, G.M., Abramsky, Z. (2001) Tragedy of the commons as a result of root competition, J. Ecol. 89, pp. 660–669.

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