Possible explanation for more efficient maize growth

Biology: Publication in The Plant Cell

Plant researchers at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) have investigated the transport of compounds in maize. They focused on the mechanism used to transport the products of photosynthesis for further distribution in the plant through its phloem loading pathways. In the current edition of the journal “The Plant Cell”, they describe how this mechanism has potentially created a special evolutionary advantage for maize.

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