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TCP functions branching out

by Paula Elomaa Department of Agricultural Sciences, Viikki Plant Science Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland Since their discovery about 20 years ago, the TCP domain transcription factors have been shown to control diverse aspects of plant growth and development (reviewed … Continue reading

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DELLA proteins restrict cell divisions by distinct mechanisms

by Jens Sundström Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Breeding cereal crops with reduced stem length, in so-called semi-dwarf varieties, greatly contributed to yield increases associated with the green revolution. However, the semi-dwarf genotype was also associated with reduced inflorescence size. … Continue reading

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On flowering and grain number in cereals …

by Maria von Korff Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research The timing of flowering is important for fitness and reproductive success in plants. Numerous studies demonstrate that variation in flowering time correlates with yield in … Continue reading

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