Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2014, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (4): 469-482.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2014.00469

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Molecular Basis of Flowering Time Regulation in Arabidopsis

Yineng Zhang, Yuping Zhou, Qionghua Chen, Xiaoling Huang, Chang’en Tian*   

  1. Guangzhou Key Laboratory for Functional Study on Stress-Resistant Genes in Plants, School of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
  • Received:2013-10-18 Revised:2014-03-26 Online:2014-07-01 Published:2014-08-08
  • Contact: Chang’en Tian

Abstract: Flowering time is crucial for most plants to successfully survive and reproduce. Both environmental and genetic factors can regulate flowering time. The flowering regulators consist of at least 6 closely interlinked but divergent genetic regulation pathways, including photoperiod, vernalization, ambient temperature, gibberellic acid and autonomous pathways. This review summarizes the research progress in the molecular basis of flowering time regulation in Arabidopsis and prospects for future study.