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Plant chemical biology

Florigen takes two to tango

A recent flurry of activity has defined the protein FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) as a mobile signal or 'florigen' that induces flowering. A new study has shown that a 14-3-3 protein links FT to a transcription factor at the plant apex to initiate flowering.

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Figure 1: The FAC and its stepwise assembly.


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Mylne, J., Wigge, P. Florigen takes two to tango. Nat Chem Biol 7, 665–666 (2011).

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