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AgriLife Research Scientists Work with RNA Silencing and Plant Stem Cells
May 16, 2011
Research on controlling the stem cells of plants could eventually lead to learning how to make them produce more fruit, seed and leaves, according to Xiuren Zhang, Texas AgriLife Research scientist and professor with the Texas A&M University department of biochemistry and biophysics.
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications
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