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Lighting Up the Plant Hormone "Command System"


July 23, 2012

biology graphic Light is not only the source of a plant's energy, it's also an environmental signal that instructs growth. As a result, a plant's sensitivity to light is of great interest to scientists and their research on this issue could help improve crop yields down the road. Similarly, understanding a plant's temperature sensitivity could also help improve agriculture and feed more people. Full Story

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