Genetic and environmental control of flowering time in Arabidopsis

Trends Genet. 1995 Oct;11(10):393-7. doi: 10.1016/s0168-9525(00)89122-2.


Plants detect fluctuations in environmental conditions and in response to these changes they promote or delay flowering. Some of the genes that are required to regulate flowering time in response to environmental changes were identified recently and cloned from Arabidopsis. The study of these genes is establishing connections between plant physiology and the expression of the homeotic genes that are required for floral development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / physiology*
  • Genes, Homeobox / physiology
  • Genes, Plant / physiology*
  • Meristem / physiology
  • Models, Genetic
  • Mutation
  • Photoperiod