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Curr Biol. 2002 Feb 19;12(4):R129-31.

Epigenetics: the flowers that come in from the cold.

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Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zürich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH-8008, Zürich, Switzerland. ckoehler@botinst.unizh.ch

Abstract

Plants can remember periods of cold several weeks later and respond by switching from vegetative to reproductive development. Recent findings shed light on this phenomenon by showing that a gene responsible for keeping this memory encodes a member of the Polycomb group of proteins.

PMID:
11864584
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00705-4
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