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Why Fruits Ripen and Flowers Die: Salk Scientists Discover How Key Plant Hormone is Triggered

Caption: Plants with reduced levels of ETP1 and ETP2 (plant on the right) are smaller than their normal counterparts (plant on the left), and have abnormal flowers with the pistil protruding from unopened floral buds.

Credit: IMAGE: Courtesy of Dr. Hong Qiao, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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