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Plant "Dwarf" Gene Found By Salk Scientists

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December 22, 1999
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Manicuring golf courses and the ritual mowing of suburban lawns may soon be relegated to history with the discovery of a new "dwarf" gene that limits plant stem length. The gene, called BAS-1, can potentially serve as a "volume knob" that would allow growers to set the height of grass, trees and other plants. Think of hedges that never need pruning. Or instant bonsai.

LA JOLLA, CALIF. -- Manicuring golf courses and the ritual mowing of suburban lawns may soon be relegated to history with the discovery of a new "dwarf" gene that limits plant stem length.


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The Salk Institute For Biological Studies. "Plant "Dwarf" Gene Found By Salk Scientists." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/12/991222081632.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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