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Duplication and diversification in the APETALA1/FRUITFULL floral homeotic gene lineage: implications for the evolution of floral development.
Phylogenetic analyses of angiosperm MADS-box genes suggest that this gene family has undergone multiple duplication events followed by sequence divergence. To determine when such events have takenExpand
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Clades, Clocks, and Continents: Historical and Biogeographical Analysis of Myrtaceae, Vochysiaceae, and Relatives in the Southern Hemisphere
Some of the most interesting but still most contentious disjunct biogeographical distributions involve Southern Hemisphere tropical and warm temperate families. The PHMV clade of Myrtales includesExpand
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Virus-induced gene silencing is an effective tool for assaying gene function in the basal eudicot species Papaver somniferum (opium poppy).
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an attractive method for assaying gene function in species that are resistant to conventional genetic approaches. However, VIGS has been shown to be effectiveExpand
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Molecular and phylogenetic analyses of the MADS-box gene family in tomato.
MIKCc-type MADS-box genes encode key transcriptional regulators of a variety of developmental processes in Arabidopsis thaliana. However, there has been relatively little effort to systematicallyExpand
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Habitat and Host Indicate Lineage Identity in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides s.l. from Wild and Agricultural Landscapes in North America
Understanding the factors that drive the evolution of pathogenic fungi is central to revealing the mechanisms of virulence and host preference, as well as developing effective disease controlExpand
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An Evaluation of A‐Function: Evidence from the APETALA1 and APETALA2 Gene Lineages
  • A. Litt
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 1 January 2007
The ABC model for the specification of floral organ identity, published 15 years ago, has proven to be a useful framework for interpreting floral development data from a wide variety of species. InExpand
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Interfamilial Relationships in Myrtales: Molecular Phylogeny and Patterns of Morphological Evolution
Numerous phenotypic (morphological, palynological, cytological, and anatomical) studies have been conducted on Myrtales, yet the detailed relationships among the families of the order remain elusive.Expand
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Virus Induced Gene Silencing of a DEFICIENS Ortholog in Nicotiana Benthamiana
Traditionally, developmental studies in plant biology have suffered from the lack of a convenient means to study gene function in non-model plant species. Here we show that virus-induced geneExpand
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The Aquilegia FRUITFULL-like genes play key roles in leaf morphogenesis and inflorescence development.
The APETALA1/FRUITFULL (AP1/FUL) MADS box transcription factors are best known for the role of AP1 in Arabidopsis sepal and petal identity, the canonical A function of the ABC model of flowerExpand
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Flower development and evolution: gene duplication, diversification and redeployment.
  • V. Irish, A. Litt
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in genetics & development
  • 1 August 2005
Gene duplication and diversification can provide the raw material for the evolution of new morphologies. In plants, the numbers of MADS-box genes have multiplied considerably, resulting in a plethoraExpand
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