News From the Field
Drought hormones measured
April 15, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers can now, for the first time, measure the levels of a plant hormone that controls efficient water use by plants and plays a role in determining when seeds should remain dormant and when they should germinate, depending on soil conditions. This new tool will support efforts to increase crop yields as climate change stresses plants.Full Story
Carnegie Institute for Science
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