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Olive Bud Fate Depends on Node Formation Date. Implications for Flower Induction Timing

Fecha de publicación:
1 de enero de 2008

Olive flowers develop laterally in leaf axils of 1-year-old shoots. In these shoots, basal nodes are formed earlier than apical ones and, as a result, bud formation date can be tracked according to the bud node position in the shoot. Although still a matter of controversy, most authors defend that olive flower induction takes place in late summer. With the hypothesis that buds formed after flower induction are not reproductive, we ...