Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

Source: ScienceDaily

New research shows how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare for flowering. The findings provide valuable insight into how winter-adapted grasses gain the ability to flower in spring, which could be helpful for improving crops, like winter wheat, that rely on this process.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108181315.htm