Re: CULT: vernalization
In regards to
>rebloomers, perhaps the vernalization process is missing and they
>responded with faster growing rates to compensate for its lack. Or maybe
>they didn't need to develop (or maybe lost) the protective mechanism
>because they grew so fast.
Don Spoon has a wonderful article on the possible genetic roots of
reblooming in the current AIS Bulletin. All his ideas trace back to
physiological mechanisms like senescence and vernalization, working through
the gene-hormone connection.
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