Flowering-time genes modulate meristem determinacy and growth form in Arabidopsis thaliana

  title={Flowering-time genes modulate meristem determinacy and growth form in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={S. Melzer and F. Lens and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Gennen and S. Vanneste and A. Rohde and T. Beeckman},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  • S. Melzer, F. Lens, +3 authors T. Beeckman
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Genetics
  • Plants have evolved annual and perennial life forms as alternative strategies to adapt reproduction and survival to environmental constraints. In isolated situations, such as islands, woody perennials have evolved repeatedly from annual ancestors. Although the molecular basis of the rapid evolution of insular woodiness is unknown, the molecular difference between perennials and annuals might be rather small, and a change between these life strategies might not require major genetic innovations… CONTINUE READING
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