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Leaf Vernalization

Nature volume 192, pages 10971098 (16 December 1961) | Download Citation

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VERNALIZATION is the indirect stimulating effect of low temperature on subsequent flower formation in high temperatures. So far seed vernalization and plant vernalization are known. In winter annuals vernalization of germinating seed is effective. In biennials seed vernalization has no visible effect, but ‘adult’ plants—which have passed the juvenile phase—can be vernalized.

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  1. Laboratorium voor Tuinbouwplantenteelt, Landbouwhogeschool, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

    • S. J. WELLENSIEK

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