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Auxin drives leaf flattening

The vast majority of higher plants use leaves to harvest solar energy. A common feature of leaves is their flat blades. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing have discovered that the ...

date8 hours ago in Biotechnology
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With extra sugar, leaves get fat too

Eat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show ...

dateSep 25, 2017 in Biotechnology
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