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New light shed on flowers' 'petal-dropping' processes

New light shed on flowers' 'petal-dropping' processes

A new study has shed new light on the process, known as abscission, that governs how and when plants shed their petals.

Hidden map gives petals their shape

Scientists from the John Innes Centre and University of East Anglia, UK, have revealed that the shape of petals is controlled by a hidden map located within the plant`s growing buds.