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Steroid regulation improves crop yield

Slight decreases in brassinosteroid levels help rice plants make the most of daylight.

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Figure 1: C-22 hydroxylation is the rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of brassinosteroids, which are critical for plant cell elongation.

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Feldmann, K. Steroid regulation improves crop yield. Nat Biotechnol 24, 46–47 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0106-46

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