Flowering time and seed dormancy control use external coincidence to generate life history strategy

  title={Flowering time and seed dormancy control use external coincidence to generate life history strategy},
  author={Vicki Springthorpe and Steven Penfield},
Climate change is accelerating plant developmental transitions coordinated with the seasons in temperate environments. To understand the importance of these timing advances for a stable life history strategy, we constructed a full life cycle model of Arabidopsis thaliana. Modelling and field data reveal that a cryptic function of flowering time control is to limit seed set of winter annuals to an ambient temperature window which coincides with a temperature-sensitive switch in seed dormancy… CONTINUE READING
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