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Plant biology

Abscisic acid in bloom

To survive environmental stresses, plants must respond to the hormone abscisic acid. The receptors for this hormone have remained elusive, but one receptor with unique functions in flowering has now been identified.

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Figure 1: Abscisic acid, RNA metabolism and control of flowering in plants.

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Schroeder, J., Kuhn, J. Abscisic acid in bloom. Nature 439, 277–278 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/439277a

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