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Variations on a theme: flower development and evolution

Vivian F Irish

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Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1015-reviews1015.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-2-reviews1015

Published: 4 August 2000


A recent study, comparing the maize SILKY1 gene to its well-characterized homolog APETALA3 from Arabidopsis, has provided some of the first evidence pointing to conservation of homeotic gene function between monocots and dicots.