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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Inflorescence Architecture: The Transition from Branches to Flowers)

Author
item Hake, Sarah

Submitted to: Current Biology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/20/2008
Publication Date: 12/9/2008
Publication URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VRT-4V3K67R-P&_user=6956098&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000052423&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=6956098&md5=97e694411c0a80d441405622d24bfcc8
Citation: Hake, S.C. 2008. Inflorescence Architecture: The Transition from Branches to Flowers. Current Biology. 18(23):R1106-R1108.

Interpretive Summary: The shapes of flowers and their organization into branching systems, called inflorescences, dictate much of plant diversity. Recent studies have identified key regulators in this diversity, revealing that the inflorescence architecture of Solanaceous species depends on sequential and temporal expression of the WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX (WOX) gene EVERGREEN (EVG)/ COMPOUND INFLORESCENCE (S) and the UNUSUAL FLORAL ORGANS (UFO) ortholog DOUBLE TOP (DOT)/ANANTHA (AN).

Technical Abstract: The shapes of flowers and their organization into branching systems, called inflorescences, dictate much of plant diversity. Recent studies have identified key regulators in this diversity, revealing that the inflorescence architecture of Solanaceous species depends on sequential and temporal expression of the WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX (WOX) gene EVERGREEN (EVG)/ COMPOUND INFLORESCENCE (S) and the UNUSUAL FLORAL ORGANS (UFO) ortholog DOUBLE TOP (DOT)/ANANTHA (AN).

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