Contact: Dr. Miltos Tsiantis
Caption: Thale cress leaves lack the RCO-gene and remain simple (left). In the leaves of the hairy bittercress (middle) the RCO-gene inhibits cell growth between sites of leaflet formation (right; blue: active RCO-gene).
Credit: MPI f. Plant Breeding Research/ Lempe
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