FLOWERING CONTROL

A path to a biennial life history

Biennial plants require exposure to the cold of winter to overcome a block to flowering in the spring. The molecular role of FRIGIDA, a key component of the system that establishes the cold requirement in Arabidopsis, is to assemble a protein super-complex that promotes expression of a flowering repressor in the autumn.

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Fig. 1: Arabidopsis plants with and without an active allele of FRIGIDA.

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Amasino, R. A path to a biennial life history. Nature Plants 4, 752–753 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41477-018-0265-z

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