Interviews with scientists – Plant survival strategies: hormones and responses


In this 5-minute video interview, Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, discusses the different survival strategies of plants and animals.

Does putting down roots beat running away? Can plants make decisions about what they do? This video gets students to develop their understanding of the role of plant hormones in an intriguing context.

The accompanying notes include a teachers’ summary, plus student questions and answers.

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