Vernalization: winter and the timing of flowering in plants.

  title={Vernalization: winter and the timing of flowering in plants.},
  author={Dong-Hwan Kim and Mark Robert Doyle and Sibum Sung and Richard M. Amasino},
  journal={Annual review of cell and developmental biology},
Plants have evolved many systems to sense their environment and to modify their growth and development accordingly. One example is vernalization, the process by which flowering is promoted as plants sense exposure to the cold temperatures of winter. A requirement for vernalization is an adaptive trait that helps prevent flowering before winter and permits flowering in the favorable conditions of spring. In Arabidopsis and cereals, vernalization results in the suppression of genes that repress… 

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