Lecture Powerpoint

Causier, B, Z Schwarz-Sommer & B. Davies (2009) Floral organ identity: 20 years of ABCs. Sem Cell Dev Biol. (in press) (if you're going to read one paper in this list, READ THIS -- the latest word)

Specht, CD and ME Bartlett (2009) Flower Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Diversification of the Angiosperm Flower. Ann Rev Ecol Evol Syst. 40:217-243 (fantastic review about floral evo-devo)

Preston, JC & LC Hileman (2009) Developmental genetics of floral symmetry evolution. Trends Plant Sci. 14:147-154 (excellent review on topic omitted :-( from lecture: how bilateral floral symmetry (as opposed to Arabidopsis's simple radial symmetry) comes about: CYCLOIDIA genes, etc.)

Irish, VF (2008) The Arabidopsis petal: a model for plant organogenesis. Trends Plant Sci. 13: 430-437 (Vivian Irish is the petal genetics guru. This and next review provide excellent coverage of the topic)

Irish, VF (2009) Evolution of petal identity. J Exp Bot. (pre-press copy)(similar topic as her review above, but with evo-devo emphasis -- remember: angiosperms have 'em, their predecessors didn't)

Liu, Z & V. Karmarker (2009) Groucho/Tup1 family co-repressors in plant development Trends Plant Sci 13:137-144. (this is about LEUNIG's class of transcriptional repressor)
Krizek, B.A., and Fletcher, J.C. (2005). Molecular mechanisms of flower development: an armchair guide. Nat Rev Genet 6, 688-698.
Jack, T. (2004). Molecular and genetic mechanisms of floral control. Plant Cell 16 Suppl: S1-17.a
Ferrario, S., et al. (2004). Conservation and diversity in flower land. Curr Opin Plant Biol 7: 84-91.
Lohmann, J. U., et al. (2002). Building beauty: the genetic control of floral patterning. Dev Cell 2: 135-42.

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