John Innes Centre, Norwich | United Kingdom
EMBO 1999 | Council 12–14 | Council 15–17
Our research has focused on the timing of the transition to reproductive development in plants. The acceleration of flowering by prolonged cold is a classic epigenetic process called vernalization. The study of this and parallel genetic pathways has led us into the dissection of conserved chromatin silencing mechanisms involving non-coding RNAs.
Keywords: Flowering / epigenetic silencing / RNAi - chromatin silencing / RNA stability / adaptation