An expanded evolutionary role for flower symmetry genes

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

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.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Antirrhinum / anatomy & histology
  • Antirrhinum / genetics*
  • Antirrhinum / growth & development
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Body Patterning / genetics*
  • Flowers / anatomy & histology
  • Flowers / genetics*
  • Flowers / growth & development
  • Genes, Plant / physiology*