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Biologists develop nanosensors to visualize movements and distribution of plant hormone


April 15, 2014

mustard seedlings take up and distribute ABA Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have succeeded in visualizing the movement within plants of a key hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. The achievement will allow researchers to conduct further studies to determine how the hormone helps plants respond to drought and other environmental stresses driven by the continuing increase in the atmosphere's carbon dioxide, or CO2, concentration. Full Story

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