With a nifty method including hot wax, Dr Brett Ferguson from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research kills isolated segments of a plant stem. The method is called ‘girdling’ and is used to control how signals travel through the plant. This technique allows the plant parts located above and below the girdle to continue to grow. Using stem girdling, one can investigate how long-distance signals move and what developmental processes they are required for.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Intergrative Legume Research 

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