Understanding the Genetic Basis of Floral Diversity

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Understanding the Genetic Basis of Floral Diversity

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dc.contributor.author Kramer, Elena
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-23T01:13:05Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Kramer, Elena M. 2007. Understanding the genetic basis of floral diversity. BioScience 57(6): 479-487. en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3568 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2624682
dc.description.abstract The major radiations that punctuate angiosperm evolution are often associated with innovations in floral architecture. The field of plant developmental evolution seeks to understand the generation of this diversity using comparative genetic approaches that build on work done in model species such as Arabidopsis. This strategy has been particularly successful when applied to the genetic program controlling floral organ identity, but is also making advances in the area of floral symmetry. As useful as the "candidate gene" approach has been, alternatives are required to investigate morphological phenomena that are not represented in model species. Other options include methods based on quantitative trait loci and DNA sequencing, which have the additional benefit of facilitating the development of new model species. The combination of all of these approaches across a wide range of species has the potential to elucidate the genetic underpinnings of both recent and ancient radiations of flowering plants.a wide range of species has the potential to elucidate the genetic underpinnings of both reeent and ancient radiations of flowering plants. en
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Institute of Biological Sciences en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1641/B570605 en
dash.license LAA
dc.subject ABC model en
dc.subject MADS-box genes en
dc.subject Cycloidea en
dc.subject gene duplication en
dc.subject floral evolution en
dc.title Understanding the Genetic Basis of Floral Diversity en
dc.type Journal Article
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dc.relation.journal BioScience en
dash.depositing.author Kramer, Elena

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