Reproductive Development in Populus

  • Amy M. BrunnerEmail author
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 8)


Flowering is a multistage process that includes acquiring the competency to flower, the transition to flowering in response to environmental and endogenous signals, and the development of floral organs. A non-flowering juvenile phase of several years is typical for Populus and most trees, and in adult Populus, the seasonally recurrent transition to flowering and flower development take nearly a year to complete. This chapter reviews the biology of Populus flowering and discuss the regulation of Populus flowering in a comparative context to Arabidopsis thaliana and other angiosperms.


Floral Meristem Inflorescence Meristem Bisexual Flower Stamen Primordia Vegetative Meristem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forest Resources and Environmental ConservationVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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