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Plant biology

LURE is bait for multiple receptors

In flowering plants, sperm-containing pollen tubes are guided towards ovules by attractants from the female reproductive organ. Receptors for the attractant molecule AtLURE1 have now been found. See Letters p.241 & p.245

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Figure 1: Long journey for pollen grains.

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Cheung, A., Wu, HM. LURE is bait for multiple receptors. Nature 531, 178–180 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/531178a

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