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Differential Recruitment of WOX Transcription Factors for Lateral Development and Organ Fusion in Petunia and Arabidopsis[W]
Petal fusion in petunia (Petunia × hybrida) results from lateral expansion of the five initially separate petal primordia, forming a ring-like primordium that determines further development. Here, weExpand
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Analysis of the Petunia TM6 MADS Box Gene Reveals Functional Divergence within the DEF/AP3 Lineage[W]
Antirrhinum majus DEFICIENS (DEF) and Arabidopsis thaliana APETALA3 (AP3) MADS box proteins are required to specify petal and stamen identity. Sampling of DEF/AP3 homologs revealed two types ofExpand
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The petunia AGL6 gene has a SEPALLATA-like function in floral patterning.
SEPALLATA (SEP) MADS-box genes are required for the regulation of floral meristem determinacy and the specification of sepals, petals, stamens, carpels and ovules, specifically in angiosperms. TheExpand
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Evolution and diversification of the CYC/TB1 gene family in Asteraceae--a comparative study in Gerbera (Mutisieae) and sunflower (Heliantheae).
Plant-specific TCP domain transcription factors have been shown to regulate morphological novelties during plant evolution, including the complex architecture of the Asteraceae inflorescence thatExpand
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Evolutionary complexity of MADS complexes.
Developmental programs rely on the timely and spatially correct expression of sets of interacting factors, many of which appear to be transcription factors. Examples of these can be found in theExpand
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Functional diversification of duplicated CYC2 clade genes in regulation of inflorescence development in Gerbera hybrida (Asteraceae).
The complex inflorescences (capitula) of Asteraceae consist of different types of flowers. In Gerbera hybrida (gerbera), the peripheral ray flowers are bilaterally symmetrical and lack functionalExpand
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Redefining C and D in the Petunia ABC[W]
The petunia AGAMOUS subfamily of MADS box transcription factors contains two C- and two D-lineage genes. This work shows that the two C-genes redundantly specify stamen and carpel identity, whereasExpand
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Analysis of the Petunia TM 6 MADS Box Gene Reveals Functional Divergence within the DEF / AP 3 Lineage
Antirrhinum majus DEFICIENS (DEF) and Arabidopsis thaliana APETALA3 (AP3) MADS box proteins are required to specify petal and stamen identity. Sampling of DEF/AP3 homologs revealed two types ofExpand
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Genetics of Floral Development in Petunia
Abstract In the last two decades the genetic and molecular research on floral development has advanced tremendously. Initially the research focused mostly on the two species of which the homeoticExpand
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Dissecting functions of SEPALLATA-like MADS box genes in patterning of the pseudanthial inflorescence of Gerbera hybrida.
The pseudanthial inflorescences of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, mimic a solitary flower but are composed of multiple flowers. Our studies in Gerbera hybrida indicate functional diversificationExpand
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