Research NewsPlant Evolution

Probing Flowers' Genetic Past

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Science  06 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5280, pp. 1339-1340
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5280.1339


The discovery of a gene that controls both ovule development and the timing of flower formation in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana may provide a genetic clue to the origins and evolution of flowering plants.