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Shaping a better rice plant

Two studies describe how regulatory variation at the rice gene OsSPL14 can lead to altered plant morphology and improve grain yield. These studies support the possibility of improving rice yield through changing plant architecture.

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Figure 1: OsSPL14 regulates plant morphology and influences rice grain yield.


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Springer, N. Shaping a better rice plant. Nat Genet 42, 475–476 (2010).

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