Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tell me who your sister is and I’ll tell who you are

by Aalt-Jan van Dijk Wageningen University, The Netherlands After spending time with family during the Christmas holidays, it became clear to me how much we learn about ourselves by watching our relatives. This involves both similarities and striking differences. Although at … Continue reading

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At the swing of a pendulum: reversals from monosymmetry to radial symmetry are a frequent phenomenon in angiosperms

by Louis Ronse De Craene Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland, UK. l.ronsedecraene@rbge.ac.uk Changes in floral symmetry are an important evolutionary process in flowers. In general four forms of symmetry are recognized in flowers (Endress 1999, Citerne et … Continue reading

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