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Floral induction and monocarpic versus polycarpic life histories

Richard Amasino

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Department of Biocemistry, University of Wisconsin, Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1544, USA

Genome Biology 2009, 10:228  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-7-228

Published: 2 July 2009


Recent work in Arabis alpina, a perennial relative of Arabidopsis, has uncovered subtle differences in control of a gene that represses flowering which contributes to the polycarpic habit.