Email updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and content from Journal of Biology and BioMed Central.

Minireview

Vernalization in cereals

Elizabeth S Dennis* and W James Peacock

Author affiliations

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

For all author emails, please log on.

Citation and License

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

Published: 22 June 2009

Abstract

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.