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Development: Turning on endosperm in seeds

Causal signals for seed initiation have been sought ever since double fertilization was discovered in 1898. New research reveals that auxin is an early driver of endosperm proliferation in Arabidopsis central cells, with or without fertilization.

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  1. Anna Koltunow and David S. Rabiger are at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Agriculture Unit, Private Bag 2, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia.

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