Developmental Genetics of the Flower

Advances in Botanical Research

Edited by

  • Doug Soltis, Department of Botany University of Florida
  • Pamela Soltis, Florida Museum of Natural History University of Florida
  • Jim Leebens-Mack

Current major interests in this area include the study of higher level phylogenetic relationships and character evolution in the angiosperms, floral evolution, the genetic basis of key floral differences in basal angiosperms, the genetic and genomic consequences of polyploid speciation, conservation genetics of rare plant species, and phylogeography. This book provides a series of papers focused on the developmental genetics of flowering as well as the genetic control of the timing of flowering. Investigation of speciational mechanisms, evolutionary relationships, and character evolution in flowering plants and land plants utilizing a variety of experimental approaches are discussed. The chapters are excellent reviews of the current fast-moving area of research.
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Botanists, evolutionists, developmental biologists, angiosperm systematists


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-005944-7

Table of Contents

1. Angiosperm floral evolution: morphological developmental frameworkPeter K. Endress2. Recent developments regarding the evolutionary origin of flowersMichael W. Frohlich3. Duplication, Diversification and Comparative Genetics of Angiosperm MADS Box GenesVivian F. Irish4. Beyond the ABC Model: Regulation of Floral Homeotic GenesLaura M. Zahn, Baomin Feng and Hong Ma5. Missing links: DNA-binding and target gene specificity of floral homeotic proteinsRainer Melzer, Kerstin Kaufmann and Günter Theißen6. Genetics of floral development in PetuniaAnneke Rijpkema, Tom Gerats and Michiel Vandenbussche7. Flower development: The Antirrhinum perspectiveBrendan Davies, Maria Cartolano and Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer8. Floral developmental genetics of Gerbera (Asteraceae)Teemu H. Teeri, Mika Kotilainen, Anne Uimari, Satu Ruokolainen, Yan Peng Ng, Ursula Malm, Eija Pöllänen, Suvi Broholm, Roosa Laitinen, Paula Elomaa and Victor A. Albert9. Gene duplication and floral developmental genetics of basal eudicotsElena M. Kramer and Elizabeth A. Zimmer10. Genetics of grass flower developmentClinton J. Whipple and Robert J. Schmidt11. Developmental Gene Evolution and the Origin of Grass Inflorescence DiversitySimon T. Malcomber, Jill C. Preston, Renata Reinheimer, Jessie Kossuth and Elizabeth A. Kellogg12. Expression of Floral Regulators in Basal Angiosperms and the Origin and Evolution of ABC FunctionPamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Sangtae Kim, Andre Chanderbali, and Matyas Buzgo13. The molecular evolutionary ecology of plant development: Flowering time in Arabidopsis thalianaKathleen Engelmann and Michael Purugganan14. A Genomics Approach To The Study Of Ancient Polyploidy and Floral Developmental GeneticsJames H. Leebens-Mack, Kerr Wall, Jill Duarte, Zhengui Zheng, David Oppenheimer and Claude dePamphilis