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Comparing genes that govern flower development in Petunia and Arabidopsis: Evolution made a mess!

Morel et al. investigate AP1/SEP/AGL6 MADS-box transcription factor functions in Petunia. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00162 By Michiel Vandenbussche Background: The ABCE model is a simple genetic model that explains how the different floral organs in the flower (sepals, petals, stamens…

Stem Cell Termination in Flowers

Sun et al. elucidate the series of events leading to floral stem cell termination. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00450 By B. Sun and T. Ito College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, China; Biological Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology and Temasek…

MYB21 in Tomato: No Seeds Without Me

https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00978  Schubert et al. identified a transcription factor that regulates ovule development in tomato. By Ramona Schubert and Bettina Hause Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, D06120 Halle/Salle, Germany Background: The survival of most plant species depends…