Gibberellins and Flower Initiation in Herbaceous Angiosperms

  • J. D. Metzger

Abstract

The developmental changes that a vegetative apex undergoes during flower initiation rank among the most spectacular in biology. And yet despite its obvious importance to agriculture, the fundamental processes underlying flower initiation remain enigmatic. Although we have been able to precisely define the environmental conditions (photoperiod, temperature, etc.) under which flowering for a given species will or will not occur, we do not know much about the mechanism(s) by which inductive stimuli cause flower initiation.

Keywords

Maize Hydroxyl Gibberellin Fargo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Metzger
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA, ARS, Biosciences Research LaboratoryState University StationFargoUSA

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