Racing Rice Roots

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  • By Dr. Jazz Dickinson & Dr. Kevin Lehner


On the right are normal rice seedlings growing. On the left, the seedlings have been treated with a natural biomolecule called beta-cyclocitral— a novel root regulator which induces root growth. As you can see in these rice plants, beta-cyclocitral helps the roots grow much faster. This has important implications in agriculture.

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