An apparent reversal in floral symmetry in the legume Cadia is a homeotic transformation.

@article{Citerne2006AnAR,
  title={An apparent reversal in floral symmetry in the legume Cadia is a homeotic transformation.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne L. Citerne and R. Toby Pennington and Quentin C B Cronk},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 32},
  pages={12017-20}
}
Within papilionoid legumes, characterized by flowers with strong bilateral symmetry, a derived condition within angiosperms, Cadia (Cadia purpurea) has reverted to radially symmetrical flowers. Here, we investigate the genetic basis of this morphological reversal. Two orthologues of the floral symmetry gene CYCLOIDEA (CYC) demarcate the adaxial (dorsal) region of the flower in typical papilionoid legumes. In the model legume Lotus japonicus, one of these LegCYC genes has been shown, like CYC… CONTINUE READING

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