|Thale Cress (Arabidopsis) in bloom. Credit: Copyright Regnault/ TUM|
More research done on the topic by the Department of Biochemistry of Wisconsin revealed a second gene, known as SVP, which inhibits the over-expression of the flowering inhibitor FLM. This is necessary to guarantee the FLM gene is not expressed in too great a frequency, lest the plants never bloom. This research is vital to understand the affects environmental changes can have on flowering plants such as grain and corn in the years to come.