From winter’s rest to spring’s bloom: PmDAM6 gene steers plant bud dormancy

This pivotal study explores the genetic orchestration of bud dormancy in woody perennials, a survival strategy crucial for enduring harsh climates. It focuses on the PmDAM6 gene, revealing its regulatory effects on lipid metabolism and phytohormone dynamics within dormant meristems, which dictate the plant’s seasonal transition from rest to growth.