Monday, March 24, 2014

New genetic discovery could regulate plant growth

"The gene, named GIGANTUS1 (or GTS1 for short), is a member of a protein family that controls seed germination, growth, and biomass accumulation in plants. Essentially, it helps plants regulate growth. "Plants must tightly regulate their cellular functions to grow and cope with constantly changing environmental conditions, but exactly how this occurs is largely unknown," says Simeon Kotchoni, an assistant professor of biology at Rutgers–Camden."
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