Plant Accommodation to Their Environment: The Role of Specific Forms of Memory

  • Michel Thellier
  • Ulrich Lüttge
  • Victor Norris
  • Camille Ripoll
Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM)


A plant germinates and becomes established in a particular place, which remains its permanent location and where it must respond to signals generated by the dynamics of all kinds of external conditions. By putting together old and new data originating from physiology, ecology and epigenetics, it is inferred that the so-called “learning” and “storage/recall” forms of memory are fundamental to the fitness of plants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Thellier
    • 1
  • Ulrich Lüttge
    • 2
  • Victor Norris
    • 3
  • Camille Ripoll
    • 4
  1. 1.University of RouenParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of BiologyTechnical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Faculté des Sciences, Laboratory of Microbiology Signals and Microenvironment, EA 4312Université de RouenMont-Saint-Aignan CedexFrance
  4. 4.Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire “Assemblages moléculaires, modélisation et imagerie SIMS”Université de RouenMont-Saint-Aignan CedexFrance

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