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Scientists Figure Out Plant Growth Mechanism (Image 1)

July 26, 2010
Plant growth hormones, known as auxins, influence a variety of plant processes and are produced in growth regions throughout the plant (red dots). Researchers have worked out the series of molecular events the hormone uses to make plants grow.

Researchers say this discovery represents an important advance in our understanding of fundamental biological processes, and could also have important applications in developing improved crops.