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New Genetic Model Predicts Plant Flowering in Different Environments
January 15, 2009
A Brown University-led team has created a model that precisely charts the genetic and environmental signals that guide the life cycle of a scientifically important plant species. The model could help scientists better understand how plants will respond to climate change. The paper is published in the online edition of Science.
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