LIGHT RESPONSES

Rediscovering natural flowering

Seasonal control of flowering is a dramatic example of interactions between genes and environment, and is mostly studied in growth chambers. However, switching from natural settings to artificial conditions affects phenotypes. More natural responses in cabinets can be obtained by only modifying a few environmental parameters.

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Fig. 1: Modification of growth chamber parameters recapitulate the natural molecular and phenotypic flowering response in long days.

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McCarthy, K., Davis, S.J. Rediscovering natural flowering. Nature Plants 4, 750–751 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41477-018-0267-x

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