Diverted development of reproductive organs: A source of morphological innovation in land plants

@article{Crane2004DivertedDO,
  title={Diverted development of reproductive organs: A source of morphological innovation in land plants},
  author={P. Crane and P. Kenrick},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={206},
  pages={161-174}
}
  • P. Crane, P. Kenrick
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Recent discussions of animal development, particularly at the level of molecular genetics, have emphasized modularity, dissociation and co-option as basic principles of evolutionary developmental biology. These concepts are discussed in relation to two specific structural innovations in land plant evolution: the leaves (microphylls) of lycopsids, and the interseminal scales ofBennettitales. Both structures appear to have been derived evolutionarily by the diverted development of reproductive… CONTINUE READING

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