What is the mechanism behind plant’s aerial roots?

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Scientists in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem recognized the gene that is responsible for the growth of aerial roots. Aerial roots are one of the plant’s survival mechanisms that allow it to keep on growing even if it was cut from its roots. The gene was developed early in the plant’s evolution – over 150 million years ago and exists in all flowering plants to this day.

 

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