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How corn's ancient ancestor rejects crossbreeding     2019/05/24 16:35

New research elucidates the mechanism that keeps maize distinct from its ancient ancestor grass, teosinte.

New leaf shapes for thale cress     2019/05/23 19:30

Scientists have determined how key developmental genes influence growth of cells to produce such differences in leaf form. The researchers were able to make thale cress, which typically produces simple leaves, grow leaves similar in complexity to those of hairy bittercress, a related plant with complex leaves.

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