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Untangling complexity: shedding a new light on LEAFY and APETALA1 interactions

by Leonie Verhage and Francois Parcy Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies de Grenoble (France) Ever since their discovery almost 30 years ago, the transcription factors LEAFY (LFY) and APETALA1 (AP1) (together with its paralog CAULIFLOWER (CAL)) have been extensively studied for … Continue reading

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Flowers under attack by phytoplasmas

by Frank Wellmer Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Phytoplasmas are cell wall-less bacteria that infect plants when they are transferred via sap-feeding insects such as leafhoppers. Plants infected with phytoplasmas can show a range of defects. One … Continue reading

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