Plants distinguish different photoperiods to independently control seasonal flowering and growth

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February 12, 2024

In a new article published in Science, the Gendron lab has shown that plants can sense two different seasons simultaneously to control reproduction and growth. This work answers a longstanding question about how plants can flower in one season and grow leaves in a different season. This opens up new possibilities for engineering seasonality in plants and targeted breeding.  

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