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Plant [lovers / loves] believe that talking to plants helps them grow. Scientists have discovered there could be a [grin / grain] of truth in this belief. Researchers have discovered that plants [omit / emit] sounds when they are stressed. The noises are [akin / skin] to a human cry or scream. The scientists believe the sounds are specific enough [for / from] us to be able to interpret them and to attend [of / to] their needs. Unfortunately, plant sounds are at too [high / height] a frequency for the human ear to pick up. Humans can only hear frequencies of [over / up] to 16 kilohertz. The scientists used special AI algorithms to [detect / defect] ultrasonic sounds emitted by plants that were up to 250 kilohertz. The AI also differentiated between different [type / types] of plant sounds.

The research was conducted in an [acoustic / accoutrement] chamber in an adapted greenhouse at Israel's Tel Aviv University. Scientists discovered that [vibrations / vibes] from stressed tobacco and tomato plants turned [onto / into] sound waves. Lead researcher Professor Lilach Hadany said: "Plants usually emit sounds when they are [over / under] stress. Each plant and each type of stress is [associate / associated] with a specific identifiable sound." She suggested that [fields / field] of crops could be quite noisy, saying: "While imperceptible [to / at] the human ear, the sounds emitted by plants can be heard by…bats, [mice / mouse] , and insects." Interpreting these sounds could help [us / them] understand when crops are dehydrated. Farmers could irrigate their crops more efficiently, and thus [reserve / conserve] water.

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