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The Scientist: Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark, February 2018

February 9, 2018

 

Skotomorphogenesis is the mechanism in which seedlings grow without the presence of sunlight. Pectin in the cell walls are broken down in the absence of light, which signal cells in the lower part of the seedling to continue growing in hopes of reaching sunlight. 

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