Ovule development, a new model for lateral organ formation

  title={Ovule development, a new model for lateral organ formation},
  author={Mara Cucinotta and Lucia Colombo and Irma Roig-Villanova},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
In spermatophytes the ovules upon fertilization give rise to the seeds. It is essential to understand the mechanisms that control ovule number and development as they ultimately determine the final number of seeds and, thereby, the yield in crop plants. In Arabidopsis thaliana, ovules arise laterally from a meristematic tissue within the carpel referred to as placenta. For a correct determination of the number of ovules, a precise establishment of the positions where ovule primordia emerge is… CONTINUE READING