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Turing’s reaction-diffusion mechanism explains dispersed petal spots in monkeyflowers

by Paula ElomaaDepartment of Agricultural Sciences, Viikki Plant Science Centre, University of Helsinki, Finlandpaula.elomaa@helsinki.fi Colorful pigmentation patterns in plants – spots, blotches, stripes, or colored veins – are particularly fascinating. Anthocyanin pigments are synthesized via the well-known flavonoid pathway, and … Continue reading

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More than the (human) eye can see: the regulation of floral UV absorbance

Beverley Glover Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK. bjg26@cam.ac.uk Flowers come in many different colours, and those colours can be arranged in a wide variety of patterns. Colour itself arises from a combination of differential … Continue reading

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