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Plant Hormone's Long-Sought Receptor Found

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Science  27 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5726, pp. 1240
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5726.1240

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Summary

More than 70 years after the multifunctioned plant hormone auxin was first discovered, biologists have finally identified its major receptor-a crucial step toward understanding how the hormone works.