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Critical transport: Bond LSC team finds boron vital for plant stem cells, corn reproduction


August 25, 2014

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Researchers have discovered that a lack of boron in a plant causes problems in its stem cells.  This discovery is important because plants' stem cells, or meristems, enable plants to survive for 500 or 5,000 years, continuously making new organs in the form of leaves, flowers and seeds throughout its life. Full Story

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