Mother-Child Communication in Plants (image) University of Freiburg Share Print E-Mail Caption The hormone auxin accumulates in the area of the seed where the embryo is connected to the maternal tissue. Credit Source: Thomas Laux Usage Restrictions the image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.