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Weller, JL 2007 , 'Update on the genetics of flowering' , Pisum Genetics, vol. 39 , pp. 1-8 .

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The biological mechanisms controlling flowering and photoperiod responsiveness have been of interest to plant biologists for nearly a century, and the genetic control of flowering in pea has been under investigation for a similar length of time. For a period in the 1970s, peas held a prominent place as a model species for physiological genetics of flowering, due largely to the efforts of Ian Murfet. In a career spanning more than forty years Ian, together with his colleagues and students, identified more than a dozen major flowering loci through analysis both of natural variants and induced mutants. He also mapped many of these loci, and used various physiological and genetic approaches to define their functions and interactions.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Weller, JL
Journal or Publication Title: Pisum Genetics
Publisher: Montana University
ISSN: 1320-2510
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