Building beauty: the genetic control of floral patterning

Dev Cell. 2002 Feb;2(2):135-42. doi: 10.1016/s1534-5807(02)00122-3.


Floral organ identity is controlled by combinatorial action of homeotic genes expressed in different territories within the emerging flower. This review discusses recent progress in our understanding of floral homeotic genes, with an emphasis on how their region-specific expression is regulated.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant*
  • Genes, Homeobox / genetics*
  • Genes, Plant / genetics*
  • Morphogenesis / genetics*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Plant Structures / genetics*
  • Plant Structures / growth & development*