Genetic Control of Surface Curvature

  title={Genetic Control of Surface Curvature},
  author={Utpal Nath and B. Crawford and R. Carpenter and E. Coen},
  pages={1404 - 1407}
  • Utpal Nath, B. Crawford, +1 author E. Coen
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Although curvature of biological surfaces has been considered from mathematical and biophysical perspectives, its molecular and developmental basis is unclear. We have studied the cinmutant of Antirrhinum, which has crinkly rather than flat leaves. Leaves of cin display excess growth in marginal regions, resulting in a gradual introduction of negative curvature during development. This reflects a change in the shape and the progression of a cell-cycle arrest front moving from the leaf tip… CONTINUE READING

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