Faster Flowering Means Earlier Ripening (IMAGE) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Caption Inhibiting expression of the SP5G gene with CRISPR causes rapid flowering, regardless of day length. The modified plant is on the right, shown the same number of days after planting as the "unedited" wild type plant. Credit Lippman lab, CSHL Usage Restrictions please give credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.