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Tinkering with a single gene may give perennial grasses more robust roots and speed up the timeline for creating biofuels.
It may seem intuitive that growth and development somehow go together so that plants and animals end up with the right number of cells in all the right places.
A new study now shows that microRNAs don't just control the activity of genes within a given cell, they also can move from one cell to another to send signals that influence gene expression on a broader scale.
ST. LOUIS and DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As farmers look to get more out of each acre of farmland, St. Louis-based Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is exploring unique ways to discover and deliver more desirable traits through the seed.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.