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Planting a new perspective on climate research

July 31, 2013

Alison Liu examines mature seed production A study on the mechanisms of how plants respond and adapt to elevated levels of carbon dioxide (C02) and higher temperatures has opened a new perspective in climate research. Full Story

Stony Brook University

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