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How Plant Cells Go to Sleep for a Long, Long Time

Plants are immobile; therefore, they use dormancy to outlast adversarial conditions caused by pathogens or severe weather. This perspective discusses five reports in this issue of Science on the initial biochemical mechanisms that allow seeds to live in a dormant state for a long period of time.

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Resource Type: Non-journal article, Photograph
Audience Level: High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate, Continuing education

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Authors and Editors: George N. Phillips Jr of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michael R. Sussman of University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publisher: AAAS
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