Turning off growth to make flowers grow

Researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) report the final epigenetic events that terminate stem cell growth for proper flower development. They show the series of steps the binding of the transcription factor KNUCKLES initiates to suppress the gene expression of WUSCHEL in Arabidopsis. The ability to control flower growth has implications on seed productivity and food technology.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org