Tag Archives: Arabidopsis

What a difference a CArG-box makes

New insights into the Development and Evolution of Floral Meristem and Organ Identity in Arabidopsis Günter Theißen1 & Francois Parcy2 1Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Genetics, Philosophenweg 12, D-07743 Jena, Germany; guenter.theissen@uni-jena.de 2 Laboratory of Plant & Cell Physiology, … Continue reading

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Is the cold gone? – Many roads to flowering after winter

Lars Hennig Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology & Linnean Center for Plant Biology, PO-Box 7080, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden Strolling through gardens and nature in March, one sees signs of spring everywhere. It is less the fresh green … Continue reading

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A database for all things flowering

by Frank Wellmer Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Three decades of research on the genetic and molecular control of flowering has led to a staggering amount of data from a multitude of different experimental approaches (summarized 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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Adaptative walk or random walk?

by Martin Lascoux Department of Ecology and Genetics, EBC, Uppsala University, Uppsala University, Sweden The search for the genetic factors controlling phenological traits in Arabidopsis thaliana, in particular flowering time, started in a candid and optimistic mood, with the rapid … Continue reading

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