Flower heads in Asteraceae—recruitment of conserved developmental regulators to control the flower-like inflorescence architecture

Inflorescences in the Asteraceae plant family, flower heads, or capitula, mimic single flowers but are highly compressed structures composed of multiple flowers. This transference of a flower-like appearance into an inflorescence level is considered as the key innovation for the rapid tribal radiation of Asteraceae. Recent molecular data indicate that… CONTINUE READING

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