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Vernalization in cereals

Elizabeth S Dennis* and W James Peacock

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CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:57  doi:10.1186/jbiol156

Published: 22 June 2009


How vernalization – exposure to a period of cold – induces flowering in Arabidopsis has been intensively investigated at the genetic and moleular levels. Recent papers, including one in BMC Plant Biology, shed light on changes in gene regulation that occur on vernalization in cereals.