Designing leaves. Plant morphogenesis

Curr Biol. 1996 Aug 1;6(8):917-9. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00625-5.


Leaf shape and architecture vary greatly throughout the plant kingdom, and even within an individual plant during different phases of growth. Now, the development of a compound leaf architecture in tomato has been shown to be associated with the expression of the knotted1 homeobox gene in leaf primordia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genes, Homeobox
  • Homeodomain Proteins / genetics
  • Morphogenesis
  • Plant Development*
  • Plant Leaves*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plants / genetics


  • Homeodomain Proteins
  • Kn1 protein, plant
  • Plant Proteins