|Mikhail Khristoforovich Chailakhyan|
|Fields||plant growth and development|
|Known for||contributions to plant physiology and flowering|
Mikhail Khristoforovich Chailakhyan (Armenian: Միքայել Քրիստափորի Չայլախյան, Russian: Михаи́л Христофо́рович Чайлахя́н) (1901–1991) was an Armenian-Russian scientist who is widely known for proposing the existence of a universal plant hormone that is involved in flowering. He named this hormone florigen in 1936. His studies included the mechanisms of flowering, tuberization and sex expression in plants. His pioneer work included the agricultural applications of phytohormones and synthetic analogs.
- Hooley, R. 2005. Book review: Phytohormones in Plant Biotechnology. Annals of Botany 95(5): 888. doi:10.1093/aob/mci096
- Zeevaart JAD. 2006. Florigen Coming of Age after 70 Years. Plant Cell. 2006 August; 18(8): 1783–1789. doi:10.1105/tpc.106.043513
- Aksenova, P. 2002. Problems of growth and development in the studies by M.Kh. Chailakhyan. Russian journal of Plant Physiology 49(4) 434-437.