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Tobacco flowering

Marc Crepeau ez018859 at rocky.ucdavis.edu
Wed Apr 10 12:25:06 EST 1996

Diana Horvath (horvatd at ROCKVAX.ROCKEFELLER.EDU) wrote:
: Can anyone tell me if tobacco is a long or short-day plant?
: thanks,
: Diana Horvath
: The Rockefeller University
: 1230 York Ave
: NY, NY  10021

	Most tobaccos are day-neutral. However, there are varieties with 
other photoperiodic behaviors. Notably, Nicotiana silvestris is a long 
day plant and Nicotiana tabacum cultivar Maryland Mammoth is a short day 
plant. For more information, a good place to start is the Nicotiana 
chapter in volume 6 of the CRC Handbook of Flowering (CRC Press, Inc.)

Marc Crepeau
<mwcrepeau at ucdavis.edu>

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