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A novel gibberellin promotes seedling establishment

Nature Plantsvolume 5pages459460 (2019) | Download Citation

A previously unknown biologically active gibberellin present in seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana is formed by hydration of the gibberellin precursor GA12 through the action of GAS2, a 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase that decreases sensitivity to abscisic acid and promotes seed germination and seedling establishment.

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  1. Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Botany and Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

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  2. Plant Science Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

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