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Genetic regulation of flower development

Vijayraghavan, Usha (1996) Genetic regulation of flower development. In: Indo/Japan Seminar on Morphogens, Genes and Development, FEB 18-21, 1995, MYSORE, INDIA.

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Abstract

Flower development provides a model system to study mechanisms that govern pattern formation in plants. Most flowers consist of four organ types that are present in a specific order from the periphery to the centre of the flower. Reviewed here are studies on flower development in two model species: Arabidopsis thaliana and Antirrhinum majus that focus on the molecular genetic analysis of homeotic mutations affecting pattern formation in the flower. Based on these studies a model was proposed that explains how three classes of regulatory genes can together control the development of the correct pattern of organs in the flower. The universality of the basic tenets of the model is apparent from the analysis of the homologues of the Arabidopsis genes from other plant species

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Flower development;homeotic mutations;Arabidopsis thaliana
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 06:17
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 06:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37258

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