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Proteins That Enable Sense of Touch in Humans Are at Work in Plants Too

News   May 14, 2021 | Original story from Scripps Research

 
Proteins That Enable Sense of Touch in Humans Are at Work in Plants Too

Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly known as thale cress, is often used as a laboratory model to study the molecular underpinning of plant biology. Scripps Research scientists have shown that the plant's roots use a "mechanosensor" protein that is present in all animals to sense its surroundings as it grows. Credit: Seyed Ali Reza Mousavi, PhD / Scripps Research.

 
 
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