Category Archives: flowering

What a difference a CArG-box makes

New insights into the Development and Evolution of Floral Meristem and Organ Identity in Arabidopsis Günter Theißen1 & Francois Parcy2 1Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Genetics, Philosophenweg 12, D-07743 Jena, Germany; guenter.theissen@uni-jena.de 2 Laboratory of Plant & Cell Physiology, … Continue reading

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Is the cold gone? – Many roads to flowering after winter

Lars Hennig Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology & Linnean Center for Plant Biology, PO-Box 7080, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden Strolling through gardens and nature in March, one sees signs of spring everywhere. It is less the fresh green … Continue reading

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More than the (human) eye can see: the regulation of floral UV absorbance

Beverley Glover Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK. bjg26@cam.ac.uk Flowers come in many different colours, and those colours can be arranged in a wide variety of patterns. Colour itself arises from a combination of differential … Continue reading

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A database for all things flowering

by Frank Wellmer Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Three decades of research on the genetic and molecular control of flowering has led to a staggering amount of data from a multitude of different experimental approaches (summarized for … Continue reading

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Distorted flower development and rainforest loss

How basic research in epigenetics helps to improve somatic embryogenesis technologies and contributes to protect rain forests by Lars Hennig Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology and Linnean Center for Plant Biology, Uppsala, Sweden Not often is … Continue reading

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A tale of many variants

by Alt-Jan van Dijk Plant Research International, Wageningen In the quest to unravel genetic aspects of flowering time regulation, quantitative trait loci (QTLs) are important data. QTLs indicate genome regions in which variation influences a trait of interest. Typically, a … Continue reading

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Passing genes to future generations

by Ben Trevaskis1 and Kazuhiro Sato2 1CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Australia.  2Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Japan. Genome and transcriptome sequencing is changing plant science. Access to genome or transcriptome sequences allows genomics to be applied … Continue reading

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Meeting report: Flowers are always a good excuse to meet!

By Cristina Ferrándiz and Francisco Madueño. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas. CSIC-UPV.Valencia, Spain It is roughly 25 years since the ABC model of flower development was formulated, and still we find in its elegance never-ending inspiration for … Continue reading

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On flowering and grain number in cereals …

by Maria von Korff Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research The timing of flowering is important for fitness and reproductive success in plants. Numerous studies demonstrate that variation in flowering time correlates with yield in … Continue reading

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A hitchhiker guide to modelling

by  Aalt-Jan van Dijk Wageningen University, The Netherlands In my last few posts (‘Tell me who your sister is and I’ll tell you who you are‘ and ‘Cold kick-start for flowering‘), I discussed a couple of modelling papers. Hence, I thought it … Continue reading

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