Post graduate students in Kobe University's Graduate School of Agricultural Science have revealed the role of genes in controlling flowering time in the Brassica rapa family. Satoko Takada and Ayasha Akter demonstrated that a higher level of FLC gene expression is essential for inhibiting flowering in the absence of a cold period. It is hoped that this understanding can contribute to the efficiency of B. rapa vegetable cultivation in the face of climate change.
- Scientific Reports
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Bilateral Joint Research Projects, Fund for the Promotionof Joint International Research (B), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Hyogo Science and Technology Association, Ministry of Education, Culture