Arabidopsis, the Rosetta Stone of Flowering Time?

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Science  12 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5566, pp. 285-289
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5566.285

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Multiple environmental and endogenous inputs regulate when plants flower. The molecular genetic dissection of flowering time control in Arabidopsis has identified an integrated network of pathways that quantitatively control the timing of this developmental switch. This framework provides the basis to understand the evolution of different reproductive strategies and how floral pathways interact through seasonal progression.

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