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Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001 Nov 29;356(1415):1761-7.

Flowering in time: genes controlling photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis.

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. j.putterill@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract

Successful sexual reproduction in plants relies upon the strict coordination of flowering time with favourable seasons of the year. One of the most important seasonal cues for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) is day length. Genes influencing flowering time in Arabidopsis have been isolated, some of which are involved in the perception and signalling of day length. This review discusses recent progress that has been made in understanding how Arabidopsis integrates environmental and internal signals to ensure a sharp transition to flowering and new insights on the role of the circadian clock in controlling the expression of genes that promote flowering in response to day length.

PMID:
11710983
PMCID:
PMC1088552
DOI:
10.1098/rstb.2001.0963
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