University of Hertfordshire


  • 906725

    Final published version, 213 KB, PDF document

  • Euphemia Mutasa-Gottgens
  • Aiming Qi
  • Wenying Zhang
  • Gretel Schulze-Buxloh
  • Andrea Jennings
  • Uwe Hohmann
  • Andreas E Müller
  • Peter Hedden
View graph of relations
Original languageEnglish
Article numberplq012
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


Bolting, the first visible sign of reproductive transition in beets (Beta vulgaris), is controlled by the dominant bolting gene B (B allele), which allows for flowering under long days (LDs, >14 h light) without prior vernalization. The B-locus carries recessive alleles (bb) in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. spp. vulgaris), so that vernalization and LDs are required for bolting and flowering. Gibberellin growth hormones (GAs) control stem elongation and reproductive development, but their role during these processes in sugar beet is not defined. We aimed to investigate the involvement of GAs in bolting and flowering in sugar beet, and also its relationship with the vernalization requirement as defined by the B-gene.


Copyright The Authors 2010. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

ID: 1904716