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Developmental Genetics of the Flower - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120059447, 9780080464633

Developmental Genetics of the Flower, Volume 44

1st Edition

Advances in Botanical Research

Serial Volume Editors: Doug Soltis Pamela Soltis Jim Leebens-Mack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120059447
eBook ISBN: 9780080464633
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th August 2006
Page Count: 616
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Table of Contents

  1. Angiosperm floral evolution: morphological developmental framework
    Peter K. Endress

    2. Recent developments regarding the evolutionary origin of flowers
    Michael W. Frohlich

    3. Duplication, Diversification and Comparative Genetics of Angiosperm MADS Box Genes
    Vivian F. Irish

    4. Beyond the ABC Model: Regulation of Floral Homeotic Genes
    Laura M. Zahn, Baomin Feng and Hong Ma

    5. Missing links: DNA-binding and target gene specificity of floral homeotic proteins
    Rainer Melzer, Kerstin Kaufmann and Günter Theißen

    6. Genetics of floral development in Petunia
    Anneke Rijpkema, Tom Gerats and Michiel Vandenbussche

    7. Flower development: The Antirrhinum perspective
    Brendan Davies, Maria Cartolano and Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer

    8. 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. Albert

    9. Gene duplication and floral developmental genetics of basal eudicots
    Elena M. Kramer and Elizabeth A. Zimmer

    10. Genetics of grass flower development
    Clinton J. Whipple and Robert J. Schmidt

    11. Developmental Gene Evolution and the Origin of Grass Inflorescence Diversity
    Simon T. Malcomber, Jill C. Preston, Renata Reinheimer, Jessie Kossuth and Elizabeth A. Kellogg

    12. Expression of Floral Regulators in Basal Angiosperms and the Origin and Evolution of ABC Function
    Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Sangtae Kim, Andre Chanderbali, and Matyas Buzgo

    13. The molecular evolutionary ecology of plant development: Flowering time in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Engelmann and Michael Purugganan

    14. A Genomics Approach To The Study Of Ancient Polyploidy and Floral Developmental Genetics
    James H. Leebens-Mack, Kerr Wall, Jill Duarte, Zhengui Zheng, David Oppenheimer and Claude dePamphilis


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. Developmental Genetics of the Flower 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.

Key Features

  • Provides a brief review of genes known to regulate flower development
  • Articles emphasize the classic ABC model of flower development


Botanists, evolutionists, developmental biologists, angiosperm systematists


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Doug Soltis

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany University of Florida

Pamela Soltis

Dr. Pamela S. Soltis is a Distinguished Professor and Curator in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. Prior to moving to Florida in 2000, she was Professor of Botany at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in 1986. Research interests include exploration of plant diversity, including reconstructing the tree of life; genome duplication (polyploidy); conservation. She has over 400 published papers and eight books. She served as president of the Society of Systematic Biologists (2004-07) and of the Botanical Society of America (2006-09). She was named a Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida in 2007. She has received the Centennial Award and the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Botanical Society of America. With Doug Soltis, she received the Dahlgren International Prize in Botany (2002), the Asa Gray Award in Plant Systematics (2006), and the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London (2016). With coauthors D. Soltis, P. Endress, and M. Chase, she received the Stebbins Medal in 2006 (for Phylogeny and Evolution of Angiosperms). She was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Jim Leebens-Mack