Tag Archives: flowering time

A new comparative approach to understand local adaptation

Martin Lascoux Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University This is a flowering highlight that only indirectly concerns flowering. Furthermore the study does not address the molecular basis of flowering as is often the case in these columns but instead … 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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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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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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Adaptative walk or random walk?

by Martin Lascoux Department of Ecology and Genetics, EBC, Uppsala University, Uppsala University, Sweden The search for the genetic factors controlling phenological traits in Arabidopsis thaliana, in particular flowering time, started in a candid and optimistic mood, with the rapid … Continue reading

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