Special Issue "Plant Reproductive Transition and Flower Development"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Dr. Rebecca Lamb
Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 318 W. 12th Ave., 500 Aronoff Laboratory, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Interests: the role of transcriptional control during pattern formation; transcriptional regulation; flower development
The transition from vegetative to reproductive development in plants is arguably the most important part of angiosperm life cycles. The transition is also a key to the diversification of this group of plants. In addition, flowering is essential for many aspects of agriculture. Many crops consist of flowers or their products (fruits and seeds); such crops include the cereals that provide most of the calories for a majority of the world’s human and livestock populations. An understanding of the factors that control flowering time, reproductive transition, and the subsequent formation of functional flowers will aid in helping agriculture face a changing environment.
This Special Issue hopes to highlight recent developments in the biology of flowering. Research and review papers on flowering time control, the switch from vegetative to reproductive growth, and flower development are welcome. Papers that extend the scientific knowledge concerning the control of these processes in non-model or developing model plant species are of particular interest.
Dr. Rebecca S. Lamb
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- flowering time
- phase transition
- reproductive transition
- flower development
- transcriptional control of flowering