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How roots grow

In contrast to animals, plants form new organs throughout their entire life, i.e. roots, branches, flowers and fruits. Researchers in Frankfurt wanted to know to what extent plants follow a pre-determined plan in the course ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Mother controls embryo's gene activity

Frog embryos do not fully control which genes they can turn on or off in the beginning of their development – but their mother does, through specific proteins in the egg cell. Molecular developmental biologists at Radboud ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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