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Witchcraft and destruction

The discovery of a protein that is targeted for degradation by the 'witch' hormones called strigolactones reveals a mechanism by which shoot architecture is controlled in rice plants. See Articles p.401 & p.406

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Figure 1: Repression of secondary-shoot growth by strigolactones.


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Smith, S. Witchcraft and destruction. Nature 504, 384–385 (2013).

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