vernalization

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vernalization

a process in which young plants are treated with low temperatures (2–5 °C) to induce a change to an older physiological state, thus shortening the interval between sowing and flowering. Vernalization can be reversed by high temperatures.
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reptans genotypes was investigated by exposing seedlings at different developmental stages to potentially vernalizing treatments.
Vernalizing conditions for all three experiments were provided by two controlled temperature chambers each outfitted with a 400 [m.sup.2] kg [s.sup.-3] (watt) high pressure sodium lamp, providing an PPFD of 71 [micro] mol [m.sup.2] [s.sup.-1], and a timer for controlling the photoperiod.