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- Kawano, Ritsuko, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Nature 2009 v.460 no.7258 pp. 1026-1030
- Oryza sativa; rice; internodes; plant growth; shoots; height; flooded conditions; plant adaptation; plant genetics; genes; ethylene; signal transduction; gibberellins; quantitative trait loci; plant breeding
- ... Living organisms must acquire new biological functions to adapt to changing and hostile environments. Deepwater rice has evolved and adapted to flooding by acquiring the ability to significantly elongate its internodes, which have hollow structures and function as snorkels to allow gas exchange with the atmosphere, and thus prevent drowning. Many physiological studies have shown that the phytohorm ...