Avoiding shadows to ensure a place in the sun
In order to guarantee optimum access to the leaves, plants have developed various strategies during evolution. Resarchers at CIG in Lausanne have elucidated a mechanism allowing a localized response of the plant in case of partial shade (image: Fabrice Ducrest, Unil).This research was supported by the SystemsX.ch Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Project PlantGrowth2.
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