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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Prop roots, a juvenile characteristic, are normally found in the first few nodes of the plant, serving the purpose of propping the plant upright in the soil. But corngrass, a corn mutant, makes prop roots at every node.


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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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