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J Biol. 2009;8(10):90. doi: 10.1186/jbiol193.

An expanded evolutionary role for flower symmetry genes.

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA. lhileman@ku.edu

Abstract

CYCLOIDEA (CYC)-like TCP genes are critical for flower developmental patterning. Exciting recent breakthroughs, including a study by Song et al. published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, demonstrate that CYC-like genes have also had an important role in the evolution of flower form.

PMID:
19895716
PMCID:
PMC2790833
DOI:
10.1186/jbiol193
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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