What the Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Really Means...

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Reactions Science Videos | May 14, 2019

Spring is in the air! It’s time to mow the lawn and breathe in the smell of freshly cut grass. But this pleasant springtime scent may actually be a chemical cry for help. In the latest Reactions episode, we explain how plants communicate, their chemical response to being damaged, and how bugs play a part.

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The Secret Language of Plants

The internet of trees: how trees talk to each other underground

5 Ways Plants Communicate

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

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The Hydroperoxide Lyase Branch of the Oxylipin Pathway and Green Leaf Volatiles in Plant/Insect Interaction

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Prevention and/or Recovery Effects by Green Odor(s) on Fatigue and Green-odor-responsible Brain Regions as Revealed by PET

Plant Defense Priming against Herbivores: Getting Ready for a Different Battle

Defense Priming: An Adaptive Part of Induced Resistance

From Tree to Shining Tree

Humans can Discriminate more than one Trillion Olfactory Stimuli

Molecules that amazes us

The  Biogeneration of Green  Odour by Green Leaves and It’s  PhysiologicalFunctions  -   Past, Present and Future

Plant Volatiles as a Defense against Insect Herbivores

Green Leaf Volatiles: A Plant’s Multifunctional Weapon against Herbivores and Pathogens

Insects Betray Themselves in Nature to Predators by Rapid Isomerization of Green Leaf Volatiles

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.


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