(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) In contrast to mammals, where the body plan is final at birth, the formation of new root branches ensures that the root system keeps growing throughout a plant’s life. Scientists from the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, together with researchers from UK, Germany and Denmark identified a novel component that controls the development of root branches supporting plants.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/vfi-khc041219.php