Firstly, I'm personally not in the field of Bioinformatics, so apologies if this is a dumb question.
Does anyone know of any research that has been carried out on the sequencing of deciduous plant DNA? I'm curious as to how a plant knows when to drop it's leaves:
- If it's time based
- Triggered by temperature
- A combination of the two
It must be possible to determine this, through either experimentation or genome sequencing. Depending on the result, I think you could exploit this mechanic:
- Make hydroponically grown trees go through the seasons, much faster
- Or prolong high-growth seasons like summer, under lab conditions.
- You could make rare flowers, like The Cereus Flower bloom more often than once a year.
Does anyone know of any research like this?