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Green Revolutions
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Amy Marshall-Colon
Amy Marshall-Colon Laboratory
Funded by the NIH

Plant genes respond to many cues in the environment—light, nitrogen availability, and other factors—to allow the plant to adjust to changing conditions. How do those genes work together to keep the plant healthy? Diagrams like this one are used to analyze and describe the relationships of plant genes to one another and to the environment. They can lead to the identification of new ways to develop crops that will continue to thrive as the climate changes.