Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants
Compounds from Smoke Alter Root Development in Plants

Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.

Defects in the response to fire-generated karrikins turn out to be responsible for root anomalies that were previously ascribed to other plant hormones.

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