Combining on and off switches, one protein can control flowering in plants

As plants stretch toward the summer sun, they are marching toward one of the most important decisions of their lives—when to flower. Too early, and they might miss out on key pollinators. Too late, and an early frost could damage their developing seeds.

Protein's on-off switch dictates flowering in plants

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism, an on-and-off switch in a single protein, for determining whether a plant grows leaves or puts out flowers.

Mon 6 Aug 18 from UPI

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