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The war of the whorls: genetic interactions controlling flower development.

Authors
  • Coen, E S
  • Meyerowitz, E M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature
Publication Date
Sep 05, 1991
Volume
353
Issue
6339
Pages
31–37
Identifiers
PMID: 1715520
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The analysis of mutations affecting flower structure has led to the identification of some of the genes that direct flower development. Cloning of these genes has allowed the formulation of molecular models of how floral meristem and organ identity may be specified, and has shown that the distantly related flowering plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Antirrhinum majus use homologous mechanisms in floral pattern formation.

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