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    Planting roots

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    At the root tips of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana (red), two proteins work together to control the uptake of water and nutrients. When the cell division-promoting protein called Short-root moves from the center of the tip outward, it triggers the production of another protein (green) that confines Short-root to the nutrient-filtering endodermis. The mechanism sheds light on how genes and proteins interact in a model organism and also could inform the engineering of plants.
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    Keywordsgenetics, GMO
    SourcePhilip Benfey, Duke University
    Date2007-12-07 00:00:00
    Credit LineHongchang Cui, Duke University
    InvestigatorPhilip Benfey, GDB and CBCB
    Record TypePhotograph
    Topic Area(s);#Genes;#
    Previous UsesFeatured in the May 16, 2007, issue of Biomedical Beat.
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