Plants change their clocks to flower at the right time

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Pearce, S. 2022. Plants change their clocks to flower at the right time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119 (29), p. e2208745119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2208745119

AuthorsPearce, S.
Abstract

Humanity has a major stake in the reproductive success of
plants, especially of crops such as rice and wheat, which are
important sources of calories and protein in our diets.
Because annual plants have just one opportunity to produce seeds, it is essential that this is timed to coincide with
optimal environmental conditions. To maximize their chances of success, plants have evolved a series of intricate
mechanisms to monitor changes in their environment and
to adjust their development accordingly (1). In a study
published in PNAS, Andrade et al. (2) describe important
advances in our understanding of how plants regulate their
reproduction in response to one critical environmental signal: photoperiod.

Year of Publication2022
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Journal citation119 (29), p. e2208745119
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2208745119
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition [ISPG]
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online11 Jul 2022
PublisherNational Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
ISSN0027-8424

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