Seeding the field: Profile of Joanne Chory

Thousands of treated seeds went onto Petri dishes and into an incubator. To create dark conditions, the researcher, Joanne Chory, wrapped the plates with foil. A week later, she found the vast majority of seedlings growing long, spindly, white, and leafless. As expected, they’d developed in a so-called etiolated manner, as plants typically do when starved of light.

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