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Plant biology

In their neighbour's shadow

They can't move away from shade, so plants resort to a molecular solution to find a place in the sun. The action they take is quite radical, and involves a reprogramming of their development.

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Figure 1: Plant plasticity.

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Friml, J., Sauer, M. In their neighbour's shadow. Nature 453, 298–299 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/453298a

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