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Evolution and Development of the Flower

  • Anneke S. Rijpkema
  • Jan Zethof
  • Tom Gerats
  • Michiel Vandenbussche


The development of the angiosperm flower has been an important morphological innovation in plant evolution. Through studying the molecular basis of flower development in different model species we are offered insights into the diversification of developmental networks that underly the vast array of angiosperm floral morphologies. The evolution of the MADS-box transcription factor family appears to play a pivotal role in this process.


Floral Meristem Identity Core Eudicots Petal Primordia Floral Whorl Homeotic Conversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anneke S. Rijpkema
    • 1
  • Jan Zethof
  • Tom Gerats
  • Michiel Vandenbussche
  1. 1.Plant Genetics/IWWRRadboud Universiteit NijmegenToernooiveld 1Nederland

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