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Redox control of flowering

Using an interdisciplinary approach, hydrogen-peroxide-induced phase separation in the intrinsically disordered regions of the TERMINATING FLOWER transcription factor proteins was shown to regulate the shoot apical meristem through repression of the floral identity gene called ANANTHA.

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Fig. 1: Oxidant-induced organization of TMF proteins into a condensate that leads to the repression of the floral transition in the shoot apical meristem.

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Foyer, C.H. Redox control of flowering. Nat Chem Biol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-021-00758-x

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