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Curr Biol. 2012 Jul 10;22(13):R528-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.003.

Plant reproduction: teaching a new language of love.

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Brown University, MCB Department, 185 Meeting St, Providence, RI 02912, USA. mark_johnson_1@brown.edu

Abstract

Species-preferential proteins attract pollen tubes to female gametes in flowering plants. In a new study, Arabidopsis was taught to say "come hither" to maize pollen when it was engineered to express a maize attractant.

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10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.003
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