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Photoperiodic control of seasonal growth is mediated by ABA acting on cell-cell communication

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Science  13 Apr 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6385, pp. 212-215
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8576

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  • RE: Abstract of Tylewicz et al's article

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I found the article very interesting. Being from Chile, though, I have a minor observation to the very first sentence of the abstract. It says: "In temperate and boreal ecosystems, seasonal cycles of growth and dormancy allow perennial plants to adapt to winter conditions. " However, the word "boreal" usually refers to northern latitudes and, by extension, to the Northern Hemisphere (e.g see in Wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boreal_ecosystem). Notwitstanding that, the same seasonal cycles of growth and dormancy in perennial plants do occcur in the southernmost areas of the Southern Hemisphere as well.

    Best regards,

    Julio Retamales

    Competing Interests: None declared.