Modulating the timing of flowering

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 1997 Apr 1;8(2):195-9. doi: 10.1016/s0958-1669(97)80102-4.


Several genes that are normally involved in flower initiation have recently been shown to induce early flowering when expressed ectopically in transgenic plants. These findings permit the development of strategies for the rational manipulation of flowering time in agronomically important plants.