In Plant Cell: How the FLOWERING works in FT

A very large scale mutagenesis study points to surface charge being an important determinant of flower promoting activity of FT protein. Rare to have a paper with only two authors these days!

William Wing Ho Ho and Detlef Weigel:

Structural Features Determining Flower-Promoting Activity of Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS T

Open access in Plant Cell.

Modeling surface charge in FT, its antagonist TFL1, and in FT mutant proteins.