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Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate

Now this is interesting news. Bacteria living in colonies can communicate more than just chemically. They send tiny electrical signals to indicate environmental conditions and modify their behavior as an aggregate.

This is relevant to cannabis in particular, because it’s pretty likely that biofilms like these form on the roots and elsewhere around the plant. The signalling these bacteria use could be of serious significance.


I wonder if this is part of the evolutionary pathway that led to some of the complex communication that slime molds use to coordinate and move around?

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