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Wisconsin researchers identify key pathway for plant cell growth
January 23, 2014
For plants, the only way to grow is for cells to expand. Unlike animals, cell division in plants happens only within a tiny region of the root and stem apex. But just how plants regulate cell growth at the molecular level using the genes, receptors and hormones that govern the process has been something of a black box. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin reports the discovery of a hormone and receptor that control cell expansion in plants.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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