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Importance of brassinosteroids for plant development identified [Registered]

Scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) led by Prof. Brigitte Poppenberger describe a new signaling mode for the brassinosteroid class of hormones supporting plant development. Plants are superior to humans and animals in a number of ways. They have an impressive ability to regenerate, which enables them to regrow entire organs. After being struck by lightning, for example, a tree can grow back its entire crown. But there is one major downside to life as a plant: They are quite literally rooted to the habitats in which they live and therefore completely at the mercy of the elements. In response…

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