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

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(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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