day-neutral plant

day-neutral plant

a plant which flowers after a period of vegetative growth, regardless of PHOTOPERIOD. Examples include dandelion, tomato, sunflower. Compare SHORT-DAY PLANT, LONG-DAY PLANT.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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A single high fiber strength day-neutral plant was selected in the B[C.sub.1][F.sup.2].
A high fiber strength, day-neutral plant was selected in the [F.sup.2] and [F.sup.3].
A single high strength, day-neutral plant was selected in the B[C.sub.1][F.sub.2], B[C.sub.1][F.sub.3], and B[C.sub.1][F.sub.4] generation.
However, only the long-day scion was able to maintain vegetative growth when grafted to the day-neutral plant under noninductive photoperiods.
Minimizing linkage drag, genetic drift, and genetic erosion is paramount in a backcross conversion program to recover the primitive germplasm base in a manageable day-neutral plant type.
Day-neutral plants differ in that they produce a full crop the first season they ire planted.
Day-neutral plants are not dependent on a certain photoperiod to flower.
Day-neutral plants determine flower initiation solely by the genotype and have no specific light requirement.
And day-neutral plants like tomatoes and dandelions flower right up until frost.
Day-neutral plants (geranium) flower in response to the genotype, which basically means that the plant flowers based on its genetics.