Skip to content

Physiology of flower bud growth and opening

by H. Y. Mohan Ram, I. V Ramanuja Rao
Proceedings: Plant Sciences ()
Get full text at journal

Abstract

Flower growth and opening are commonplace events, but physiologically intricate and inadequately explained. In this review, we have brought together and evaluated information on this subject to focus attention on the dynamic facets of flower development. In particular, the physiological basis of flower bud dormancy, nature of cleistogamy, mechanism of flower bud growth and turgor maintenance and role of stamens in corolla growth have been examined. The regulation of flower movements and opening by temperature and light, and circadian rhythms in flower opening have been discussed, along with a consideration of the role of the petal epidermis in light perception. It is emphasized that studies on flower physiology need to be intensified in view of the lacunae in our basic knowledge as well as to provide a sound basis for improving yields of both agricultural and horticultural crops.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

9 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
 
89% Agricultural and Biological Sciences
 
11% Earth and Planetary Sciences
by Academic Status
 
44% Researcher
 
22% Professor
 
22% Student > Ph. D. Student
by Country
 
22% China
 
11% United Kingdom

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in