Plant Growth and Development
- Vernalization is a process of shortening of the juvenile or vegetative phase and hastening flowering by a previous cold treatment.
- The process also prevents precocious reproductive development late in the growing season and enables the plant to have sufficient time to reach maturity.
- The stimulus of vernalization is perceived by the meristematic cells.
- Low temperature i.e 0-10ºc, aerobic respiration, water, proper nourishment, time period for low temperature are the requirements of vernalization.
- Vernalin is the stimulus recived by cells that travels to all cell parts of the plant and prepares to flower.
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