The Seed of Parental Conflict – Scientists discover key regulators of seed development in a parental stalemate

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology have made a groundbreaking discovery about the molecular mechanisms that control seed development in flowering plants. This research, published in the prestigious journal Nature Plants, reveals how maternally expressed genes regulate the cellularization of the endosperm, a crucial tissue that supports the developing plant embryo and encompasses most of the worlds agricultural crop yield.

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