A Plant Sexual Thermostat? – New Information About Temperature Controlled Flowering

Hothouse Flowers Unlike animals, plants are not born with their “naughty bits”. That is, the sexual organs of plants, a.k.a., flowers, are typically formed after a period of so-called vegetative growth. In other words, plants first go through a vegetative stage of development (think shoots and leaves, over and over…

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The Mystery of the Flowering Hormone Solved?

The Mystery About 150 million years ago dinosaurs were disappearing from the Earth, and flowering plants were appearing. Since that time, flowering plants (angiosperms) have flourished, rapidly diversifying and spreading into virtually every landscape on the planet. Charles Darwin referred to this abrupt origin and highly accelerated rate of diversification…

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