Study on 'co-creation' and 'competition' in the group formation among plants

Y. Miwa, T. Yamashita, N. Kitada, D. Satou

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    Abstract

    We investigated bio-electric potential changes of about 120 trees in a natural forest for a year continuously. As a result, it was found that a variety of clusters, which consisted of dozens of trees that showed similar daily-changing potential wave-patterns, have been continuously forming independent of tree types. In addition, it was theoretically indicated that these cluster-formations are realized by a kind of entrainment action that came from chaos in the wave-pattern of bio-electrical potential change. On the other hand, we examined rhythms in growth movements of pea radicles in a group and the electric field pattern, which is self-generated around the root, as a basic research of the co-creation mechanism. From the aforementioned findings, it was found that the 'competition' process was in existence during the group formation activity in addition to 'co-creation' process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume5
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
    Duration: 1999 Oct 121999 Oct 15

    Other

    Other1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics'
    CityTokyo, Jpn
    Period99/10/1299/10/15

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Miwa, Y., Yamashita, T., Kitada, N., & Satou, D. (1999). Study on 'co-creation' and 'competition' in the group formation among plants. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Vol. 5). IEEE.