Characteristics and Mechanism of Plant Vernalization
HU Wei HOU Xi-Lin② SHI Gong-Jun(College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095)
Vernalization, one of the genetically controled process induced by low temperature whichinvolves expression of related genes, plays an important role for transition to flowering in some higherplants. In this paper, the research progresses on plant vernalization were summarized, including typesof vernalization , physiological and biological characteristics of vernalization and molecular mecha-nism of vernalization. The existed problems in researches were discussed, and the prospect was putforward.