Control of petal shape and floral zygomorphy in Lotus japonicus.

@article{Feng2006ControlOP,
  title={Control of petal shape and floral zygomorphy in Lotus japonicus.},
  author={Xianzhong Feng and Zhong Zhao and Zhaoxia Tian and Shilei Xu and Yonghai Luo and Zhigang Cai and Yumei Wang and Jun Yang and Zheng Wang and Lin Weng and Jianghua Chen and Leiying Zheng and Xizhi Guo and Jianghong Luo and Shusei Sato and Satoshi Tabata and W. T. Ma and Xiangling Cao and Xiaohe Hu and Chongrong Sun and Da Luo},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 13},
  pages={4970-5}
}
Zygomorphic flowers, with bilateral (dorsoventral) symmetry, are considered to have evolved several times independently in flowering plants. In Antirrhinum majus, floral dorsoventral symmetry depends on the activity of two TCP-box genes, CYCLOIDEA (CYC) and DICHOTOMA (DICH). To examine whether the same molecular mechanism of floral asymmetry operates in the distantly related Rosid clade of eudicots, in which asymmetric flowers are thought to have evolved independently, we investigated the… CONTINUE READING

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