Flower symmetry evolution: towards understanding the abominable mystery of angiosperm radiation.

@article{Busch2009FlowerSE,
  title={Flower symmetry evolution: towards understanding the abominable mystery of angiosperm radiation.},
  author={Andrea Busch and Sabine Zachgo},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={1181-90}
}
Flower symmetry is considered a morphological novelty that contributed significantly to the rapid radiation of the angiosperms, which already puzzled Charles Darwin and prompted him to name this phenomenon an 'abominable mystery'. In 2009, the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, 'On the Origin of Species', this question can now be more satisfactorily readdressed. Understanding the molecular control of monosymmetry formation in the… CONTINUE READING