The control of flowering by vernalization

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2000 Oct;3(5):418-22. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00106-0.

Abstract

The process by which vernalization, the exposure of a germinating seed or a juvenile plant to a prolonged period of low temperature, promotes flowering in the adult plant has remained a mystery for many years. The recent isolation of one of the key genes involved in vernalization, FLOWERING LOCUS C, has now provided an insight into the molecular mechanism involved, including the role of DNA methylation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / growth & development
  • Cold Temperature*
  • DNA Methylation
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Genes, Plant
  • MADS Domain Proteins
  • Morphogenesis / genetics*
  • Plant Proteins
  • Plant Shoots / growth & development*
  • Transcription Factors

Substances

  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • MADS Domain Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Transcription Factors