Vernalization in cereals
CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Journal of Biology 2009, 8:57 doi:10.1186/jbiol156Published: 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.