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Control of flowering time in temperate cereals: genes, domestication, and sustainable productivity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17420173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The control of flowering is central to reproductive success in plants, and has a major impact on grain yield in crop species. The global importance of temperate cereal crops such as wheat and barley has meant emphasis has long been placed on understanding the genetics of flowering in order to enhance yield. Leads gained from the dissection of the molecular genetics of model species have combined with comparative genetic approaches, recently resulting in the isolation of the first flowering time genes in wheat and barley. This paper reviews the genetics and genes involved in cereal flowering pathways and the current understanding of how two of the principal genes, Vrn and Ppd, have been involved in domestication and adaptation to local environments, and the implications for future breeding programmes are discussed.
James Cockram; Huw Jones; Fiona J Leigh; Donal O'Sullivan; Wayne Powell; David A Laurie; Andrew J Greenland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental botany     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0022-0957     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Exp. Bot.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-20     Completed Date:  2007-10-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9882906     Medline TA:  J Exp Bot     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1231-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cereals / genetics*,  physiology*
Cloning, Molecular
Flowers / genetics,  physiology*
Genes, Plant

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