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Warm days, relaxed RNA

Analysis of Arabidopsis seedling responses to daytime temperature regimes identifies an mRNA hairpin as a novel thermosensor in plants.

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Fig. 1: Daytime temperature sensing is regulated through an RNA-hairpin thermoswitch.


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van Gelderen, K., Pierik, R. Warm days, relaxed RNA. Nat. Plants 6, 438–439 (2020).

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