Regulation of root growth from afar: How genes from leaf cells affect root growth.

Plants possess diverse and complex communication channels, with good reason. Communication errors or „false news“ could in the worst-case result in the plant dying. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, in collaboration with international cooperation partners, has discovered a completely new mechanism of internal communication that is used by plants.

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