Huffington Post
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Many Viruses are peaceful ...
2014/7/7 8:45:23 (1320 reads)

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The Language of Plants - Interview with Guenther Witzany (in german)
2014/3/27 19:12:26 (939 reads)

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Language and communication
2008/10/19 9:02:36 (3140 reads)

...from linguistic turn to pragmatic turn

For more than 10 years, most biological disciplines have increasingly been referring to “communication” and “language” in describing and explaining interactions in and between cells, between tissues and organs, whole bodies, organisms, species-specific and trans-species interactions. The influence of a linguistic vocabulary is omnipresent and has become irreplaceable. This calls for an up-to-date definition of “language” and “communication” if we are to avoid using these terms in an uncritical, unreflected or merely metaphorical manner.

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Cellular life coordinates by communicative acts
2008/10/1 10:30:00 (3984 reads)

The conditions on the planet's surface without living organisms are determined entirely by the sun's energy and the laws of physics and chemistry (Margulis 1999). A planet with living organisms, i.e. with biosemiotic processes deviates considerably from this scheme. The gas composition and temperature will vary in a manner that cannot be predicted exclusively by the laws of physics and chemistry alone...

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Biocommunication of Ciliates
…serves as a learning tool for research aspects in biocommunication in ciliates. It will guide scientists in further investigations on ciliate behavior, how they mediate signaling processes between themselves and the environment.

Biocommunication of Animals
„… chimpanzees, elephants, cetaceans, wolves, rats, song birds, reptiles, insects, octopus, corals, nematodes and many other species: all coordinate their interactions with signs.“
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Biocommunication of Fungi
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Viruses - Essential Agents of Life
Viruses: Essential Agents of Life is a great way to kick off the next 100 years of virology (American Society for Microbiology 2013)
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"Plants assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realise the optimum variant. They take measures to control certain environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between ‘self ’ and ‘non-self ’." Buy it >

This is the first uniform description of all key levels of communication in the organismic kingdoms of plants, fungi, animals and bacteria based on the most recent empirical data....
The recent literature on whole genome sequences provides abundant evidence for the action of natural genetic engineering in evolution.

A milestone edition that for the first time comprehensively presents the exciting topic of soil biocommunication. A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and soil ecology.

Guenther Witzany, an Austrian philosopher, has developed a “theory of communicative nature” that, he claims, differentiates biotic and abiotic life. “Life is distinguished from non-living matter by language and communication,”
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