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Drought resistance: Spraying for yield

Trehalose-6-phosphate (T6P) is an essential signalling molecule in plants. A novel chemical intervention strategy to increase in planta T6P levels has now been presented, with remarkable effects on plant yield and drought tolerance.

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  1. Sjef Smeekens is at the Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584CH Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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