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Plant mothers 'talk' to their embryos via the hormone auxin: Scientists solve long-standing question about signal that regulates embryo development -- study in Nature Plants

Plant mothers 'talk' to their embryos via the hormone auxin: Scientists solve long-standing question about signal that regulates embryo development -- study in Nature Plants

In plants, it has been clear for a while that maternal signals regulate embryo development. However, the signal itself was unknown -- until now. Plant scientists have now found that a plant hormone called auxin from the mother is one of the signals that pattern the plant embryo.

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