Difference between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants


Photoperidism vs Vernalization

Photoperiodism vs Vernalization
Similarities and Differences between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants

The Photoperiodism is defined as the developmental responses of plants to the relative lengths of light and dark periods. It is a physiological reaction of plants to the length of day or night time. Plants sense the seasons by sensing the variations in photoperiods (length of day and night times in a day). The most important response of photoperiodism in plants is the induction of flowering. The Vernalization is a process of induction of flowering in plants by exposing them to prolonged cold temperature.

The present post discusses the Similarities and Differences between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants with a Comparison Table.

Similarities between Photoperiodism and Vernalization

Ø  Both Photoperiodism and Vernalization are physiological process in plants.

Ø  Both influence the flowering in plants.

Ø  Both processes are mediated through plant hormones.

Ø  Both can occur naturally or artificially.

Ø  Both have agricultural applications.

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