Female reproductive organ formation: A multitasking endeavor.

  title={Female reproductive organ formation: A multitasking endeavor.},
  author={Sara Simonini and Lars Henrik {\O}stergaard},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
Molecular Control of Carpel Development in the Grass Family
Recent advances in understanding the mechanisms underlying potential pathways of carpel development in grasses are highlighted, including carpel identity determination, morphogenesis, and floral meristem determinacy.
On the Way to Ovules: The Hormonal Regulation of Ovule Development
This review focuses on the hormonal regulation of ovule development, especially on ovule initiation, patterning, and morphogenesis, paying special attention to these four plant hormones.
Gynoecium and fruit development in Arabidopsis.
Flowering plants produce flowers and one of the most complex floral structures is the pistil or the gynoecium. All the floral organs differentiate from the floral meristem. Various reviews exist on
The Relationship between AGAMOUS and Cytokinin Signaling in the Establishment of Carpeloid Features
It is found that cytokinin induces carpeloid features in an AG-dependent manner and the expression of the transcription factors CRC, SHP2, and SPT that are involved in carpel development are found.
A molecular update on the origin of the carpel.
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    Current opinion in plant biology
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The leaf polarity factors SGS3 and YABBYs regulate style elongation through auxin signaling in Mimulus lewisii.
It is suggested that auxin signaling plays a central role in style elongation and that how Auxin signaling controls the different cell division and elongation patterns underpinning natural style length variation is a major question for future research.
Insights into the molecular evolution of fertilization mechanism in land plants.
Recent advances in the knowledge of land plant sexual reproduction from an evolutionary perspective are reviewed and the evolution of angiosperm double fertilization is revisited, to further understand how sexual reproduction in land plants evolved.
Case not closed: the mystery of the origin of the carpel
This review aims to present an overview of existing theories of carpel evolution with a particular emphasis on those that account for the structures that preceded the carpel and/or present testable developmental hypotheses.


A molecular framework controlling style morphology in Brassicaceae
Variation in interaction affinity between transcription factors of an ETTIN-containing complex underlies diversity of gynoecium style structure among members of the Brassicacea family and suggests that variation in affinities between conserved TFs can lead to morphological differences and thus contribute to the evolution of diverse organ shapes.
INDEHISCENT and SPATULA Interact to Specify Carpel and Valve Margin Tissue and Thus Promote Seed Dispersal in Arabidopsis[W]
The data show that SPT and IND at least partially mediate their joint functions in gynoecium and fruit development by controlling auxin distribution and suggest that this occurs through cooperative binding to regulatory sequences in downstream target genes.
Arabidopsis HECATE genes function in phytohormone control during gynoecium development
In the developing reproductive tissue of plants, HECATE 1 and SPATULA coordinate auxin and cytokinin signalling to orchestrate the development of the gynoecium.
Fruits: A Developmental Perspective.
It is illustrated that fruit development is a potentially useful system to learn more about complex regulatory mechanisms that control the division, growth, and differentiation of plant cells.
Arabidopsis gynoecium structure in the wild and in ettin mutants.
The results suggest that early patterning events underlie wild-type gynoecium development, and that ETT functions during this early programming.
The HECATE genes regulate female reproductive tract development in Arabidopsis thaliana
It is shown that the HEC proteins can dimerize with SPT in a yeast two-hybrid system, indicating that theHEC genes work in concert withSPT to coordinately regulate development of the female reproductive tract.
The NGATHA Genes Direct Style Development in the Arabidopsis Gynoecium[C][W]
It is shown that a small subfamily of the B3 transcription factor superfamily, the NGATHA (NGA) genes, act redundantly to specify style development in a dosage-dependent manner, and that the NGA and STY factors act cooperatively to promote style specification.
The FRUITFULL MADS-box gene mediates cell differentiation during Arabidopsis fruit development.
The identified mutation in Arabidopsis called fruitfull (ful-1), which abolishes elongation of the silique after fertilization, and the effect on fruit development, ful cauline leaves are broader than those of wild type and show a reduction in the number of internal cell layers, suggest that AGL8/FUL regulates the transcription of genes required for cellular differentiation during fruit and leaf development.
Auxin and ETTIN in Arabidopsis gynoecium morphogenesis.
A novel technique of transiently applying a polar auxin transport inhibitor, N-1-naphthylphthalamic acid (NPA), to developing Arabidopsis flowers to further characterize the role of auxin in organogenesis is used.
The role of SEUSS in auxin response and floral organ patterning
Genetic and physiological analyses implicate auxin flux in patterning, initiation and growth of floral organs. Within the Arabidopsis flower, the ETTIN/ARF3 transcription factor responds to auxin to