Flower Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Diversification of the Angiosperm Flower

  title={Flower Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Diversification of the Angiosperm Flower},
  author={Chelsea D. Specht and Madelaine E. Bartlett},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
Developmental genetic pathways involved in flower formation in model plants such as Arabidopsis and maize enable us to identify genes, gene families, and gene networks that are involved in the regulation of flower initiation, growth and differentiation. These genes can then function as “candidate genes” and their expression, function, and biochemical interactions can be explored in other lineages to determine if they provide a necessary and sufficient toolkit for the development of the flower… 

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