short-day plant

A plant which will not flower until triggered to do so by exposure to one or a number of dark periods equal to or longer than its critical period. Other plant species are long-day and some are daylength neutral. Genetic variation for daylength sensitivity is present in many crop species.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • short-day plant — noun (botany) One that will flower only if the daily period of light is shorter than some critical length (cf ↑day neutral plant, ↑long day plant) • • • Main Entry: ↑short * * * short day plant «SHRT DAY», a plant that blooms only when its daily… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short day plant — A short day plant is a plant that cannot flower under the long days of summer. Short day plants typically flower in the fall of the year. These plants require a certain number of hours of darkness in each 24 hour period (a short daylength) before …   Wikipedia

  • short-day plant — trumpadienis augalas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalas, kurio normaliam augimui ir raidai reikia trumpos dienos. atitikmenys: angl. short day plant rus. растение короткого дня …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • short-day plant — /ˈʃɔt deɪ plænt/ (say shawt day plant) noun a plant which requires a comparatively long period of darkness in a 24 hour period to initiate flowering; typically flowering in late summer or autumn as the nights lengthen and the daylight hours… …   Australian English dictionary

  • short-day — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : responding to a short photoperiod used especially of a plant * * * /shawrt day /, adj. Bot. requiring a short photoperiod. [1915 20] * * * adj. [attrib.] (of a plant) needing a daily period of darkness of more than a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-day — adjective Date: 1920 responding to or relating to a short photoperiod used especially of a plant; compare day neutral, long day …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • short-day — adjective (of a plant) needing a relatively long daily period of darkness to initiate flowering …   English new terms dictionary

  • long-day plant — /ˈlɒŋ deɪ plænt/ (say long day plant) noun a plant which requires a comparatively short period of darkness in a 24 hour period to initiate flowering, typically flowering in late spring or early summer as the length of the nights shortens and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • long-day plant — Plants requiring a period of short nights before the switch from vegetative to reproductive growth can be initiated. See: short day plant …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • long-day plant — noun A plant that will only flower after being exposed to conditions of long days and short nights • • • Main Entry: ↑long * * * long day plant «LNG DAY, LONG », a plant that flowers only when exposed to light for a relatively long period of time …   Useful english dictionary

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