Biodiversity, Evolution And Biogeography Of Plants
Throughout evolution, plants have modified their life history strategy to adapt to shifting environmental parameters. Perennial, monocarpic (flowering only once) plants often thrive in favorable conditions and blossom and produce offspring as soon as favorable conditions are no longer present. Perennial, polycarpic (many blooming) florae, in comparison, generate resistant structures, including rootstocks, tulips, or wood, that enable them to endure challenging conditions and remain successful throughout the next growing season. Human transcription factors are linked to a recently discovered family of nuclear proteins involved in the transition from the juvenile to adult life phase.