Plants starved for energy found to resort to “self-cannibalism” by breaking down and consuming cells from their own leaves for survival

(Natural News) Plants will do just about anything to survive, and according to researchers at Tohoku University, that includes turning to autophagy – or destroying its own cells – and getting much-needed amino acids to survive energy-starved “hunger” conditions. The results of the study, published in Plant & Cell Physiology, also looked at how autophagy can be…

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