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Boosting crop output

SYDNEY: In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants. The discovery of the hormone strigolactone could have enormous impact on the forestry and horticultural industries, and is expected to lead to the ability to custom design plants. “Taller plants can be produced by boosting strigolactone, and bushier  can be grown by suppressing hormone,” said Christine Beveridge, associate professor at The University of Queensland . IANS
 

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