B and C floral organ identity functions require SEPALLATA MADS-box genes

  title={B and C floral organ identity functions require SEPALLATA MADS-box genes},
  author={S. Pelaz and G. Ditta and E. Baumann and E. Wisman and M. Yanofsky},
  • S. Pelaz, G. Ditta, +2 authors M. Yanofsky
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Abnormal flowers have been recognized for thousands of years, but only in the past decade have the mysteries of flower development begun to unfold. Among these mysteries is the differentiation of four distinct organ types (sepals, petals, stamens and carpels), each of which may be a modified leaf. A landmark accomplishment in plant developmental biology is the ABC model of flower organ identity. This simple model provides a conceptual framework for explaining how the individual and combined… CONTINUE READING
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