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Curr Biol. 2020 Feb 24;30(4):R164-R166. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.12.069.
Allometric relationships between organism size and shape are often described in developmental or evolutionary terms. A new study characterizes a collapsing birch tree mutant and provides a genetic entry point into the biomechanical control of tree allometry.
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