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Nat Rev Genet. 2003 Mar;4(3):169-80.

Comparative plant development: the time of the leaf?

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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK. miltos.tsiantis@plant-sciences.oxford.ac.uk

Abstract

A key problem in developmental biology is understanding the origin of morphological innovations. Comparative studies in plants with different leaf morphologies indicate that the developmental pathway defined by KNOTTED1-type homeodomain proteins could be involved in generating different leaf forms. The differential expression of regulatory proteins has emerged as an important factor in driving morphological innovations in the plant kingdom--an idea that is well supported by quantitative trait locus analyses.

PMID:
12610522
DOI:
10.1038/nrg1002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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