Expression differentiation of CYC-like floral symmetry genes correlated with their protein sequence divergence in Chirita heterotricha (Gesneriaceae)

@article{Gao2008ExpressionDO,
  title={Expression differentiation of CYC-like floral symmetry genes correlated with their protein sequence divergence in Chirita heterotricha (Gesneriaceae)},
  author={Qiu T. Gao and Ju-Hong Tao and Dan Yan and Yin-zheng Wang and Zhenyu Li},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={218},
  pages={341-351}
}
CYCLOIDIEA (CYC) and its homologues have been studied intensively in the model organism Antirrhinum majus and related species regarding their function in controlling floral dorsoventral (adaxial–abaxial) asymmetry, including aborting the adaxial and lateral stamens. This raises the question whether the same mechanism underlies the great morphological diversity of zygomorphy in angiosperms, especially in Lamiales sensu lato, a major clade predominantly with zygomorphic flowers. To address this… CONTINUE READING