An epigenetic mutation responsible for natural variation in floral symmetry

@article{Cubas1999AnEM,
  title={An epigenetic mutation responsible for natural variation in floral symmetry},
  author={Pilar Cubas and Coral Vincent and Enrico Coen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={157-161}
}
Although there have been many molecular studies of morphological mutants generated in the laboratory, it is unclear how these are related to mutants in natural populations, where the constraints of natural selection and breeding structure are quite different. Here we characterize a naturally occurring mutant of Linaria vulgaris, originally described more than 250 years ago by Linnaeus, in which the fundamental symmetry of the flower is changed from bilateral to radial. We show that the mutant… Expand
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