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Research Highlights

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A jigsaw puzzle of plant cells

February 28, 2018
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior [more]
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Enhancing leaf shape diversity

November 16, 2016
A small piece of DNA with a large effect on leaf shape [more]
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Bittercress genome

October 31, 2016

A high-quality genome sequence helps pinpoint the genetic basis for trait diversity. 

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Exploding myths about seed dispersal

June 02, 2016
Scientists discover how a common garden weed expels its seeds at record speeds. [more]
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New insight into leaf shape diversity

November 23, 2015
Pleiotropy influences the genes shaping leaf diversity [more]
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Timing is everything – for plants too

August 18, 2015
Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]
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Science in the classroom: Science magazine has turned MPIPZ paper on leaf shape evolution into an educational resource

May 29, 2015
Science in the classroom is collection of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials [more]
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