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Edited by Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Eighth edition

Published in print April 2019 | ISBN: 9780198821489
Published online April 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191860812

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The promotion of flowering by exposure of a plant to low temperatures. For example, winter cereals will not flower unless subjected to a period of chilling early in their development. Winter cereals are therefore sown in the autumn for flowering the following year. However, if germinating seeds are artificially vernalized they can be sown in the spring for flowering the same year. Biennial plants, such as carrot (...

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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