|Authors: ||J.D. Salazar, J. Foreman, I.A. Carré, D.A. Rand, A.J. Millar|
|Keywords: ||flowering, acetylation, methylation, FT, FRIGIDA, FLC, VIN3|
Vernalisation has been defined as the acquisition or acceleration of the ability to flower by a chilling treatment.
It is believed to be a trait under epigenetic control.
We present a mathematical model of the gene interactions that control this process in Arabidopsis thaliana. We show that our model reproduces qualitatively the behaviour of the wild-type plants and of a number of mutant plants carrying various defects in the vernalisation response pathways.
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