CO/FT regulatory module controls timing of flowering and seasonal growth cessation in trees.

@article{Bhlenius2006COFTRM,
  title={CO/FT regulatory module controls timing of flowering and seasonal growth cessation in trees.},
  author={Henrik B{\"o}hlenius and Tao Huang and Laurence Charbonnel-Campaa and A. M. Brunner and Stefan Jansson and Steven H. Strauss and Ove Nilsson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312 5776},
  pages={1040-3}
}
Forest trees display a perennial growth behavior characterized by a multiple-year delay in flowering and, in temperate regions, an annual cycling between growth and dormancy. We show here that the CO/FT regulatory module, which controls flowering time in response to variations in daylength in annual plants, controls flowering in aspen trees. Unexpectedly, however, it also controls the short-day-induced growth cessation and bud set occurring in the fall. This regulatory mechanism can explain the… CONTINUE READING
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