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Cross section of a seedling root of the plant Medicago trunctatula where all the cell walls are labeled in green using an antibody which can bind to specific components of the wall. This and other antibodies can be used to observe differences in cell wall properties throughout a plant. (Image by Thomas Torode)

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Integrating maths and plant science to explain how plant roots generate a hormone gradient

Feb 18, 2021

The research team that developed a biosensor that first recorded that a distinct gradient of the plant growth hormone gibberellin correlated with plant cell size has now revealed how this distribution pattern is created in roots.

New research team joins SLCU

Nov 13, 2020

Chris Whitewoods will join the SLCU research leadership team to head a new research group focused on understanding how plants pattern themselves in three dimensions.

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