‘Karrikins’ for a sustainable future

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‘Karrikins’ for a sustainable future

Karrikins is the new name scientists at the University of Western Australia use
to describe a family of compounds they’ve discovered that stimulate plant growth. Derived from the Noongar word Karrik, meaning smoke, it is a name that Professor Kingsley Dixon from Kings Park in WA believes is appropriate.

“This new name recognises that the scientific discovery was made on Noongar La...

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