Category Archives: LEAFY

A miraculous mirabilis: the gymnosperm Welwitschia provides new insights into the origin of flowers

by Frank Wellmer Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland The specification of male and female reproductive organs in gymnosperms and angiosperms is thought to be remarkably similar and to depend on the activities of B and C class … Continue reading

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New insights into LEAFY structure and function

by Frank Wellmer Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland The plant-specific transcription factor LEAFY (LFY) is a master regulator of early flower development (Weigel et al., 1992). It orchestrates the onset of flowering and is involved in activating … Continue reading

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