New leaf shapes for thale cress: From genes to leaf shape via growth

New leaf shapes for thale cress: From genes to leaf shape via growth

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Scientists have determined how key developmental genes influence growth of cells to produce such differences in leaf form. The researchers were able to make thale cress, which typically produces simple leaves, grow leaves similar in complexity to those of hairy bittercress, a related plant with complex leaves.

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