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Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels


July 6, 2014

image of a crop Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have solved a longstanding mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere. Full Story

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