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Sensor Important to Understanding Root, Seedling Development
August 23, 2010
A biosensor that utilizes black platinum and carbon nanotubes developed at Purdue University will help give scientists a better understanding of how the plant hormone auxin regulates root growth and seedling establishment.
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