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Researchers Explain a Key Developmental Mechanism for the First Time in Plants
March 6, 2013
In simple animals like the fruit fly, and more recently in plants and mammals, scientists have been able to identify some of the principal players in the developmental symphony. Today, a team of researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory explained for the first time, the operation of a mechanism in plants that controls a class of key developmental regulatory genes, called homeobox genes.
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