Calcium Ions

I’ve been telling a bunch of folks about calcium ions in plants because, apparently, when they are “hurt” they send signal data to the rest of the plant as a notification system:

The signal, a wave of calcium ions, seems linked to the amino acid glutamate, which in animals acts as a neurotransmitter.

via Science Friday

Seriously, blows my mind! The world is such a fascinating place.

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