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Plants' oil-production accelerator also activates the brakes: Scientists discover seemingly paradoxical mechanism for regulating oil synthesis

Scientists studying plant biochemistry recently made a surprising discovery: They found that a protein that turns on oil synthesis also activates a protein that puts the brakes on the same process. They describe how this seemingly paradoxical system keeps oil precursors perfectly balanced to meet plants' needs.

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