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Obtaining functional data is an essential component in understanding mechanisms underlying morphological variation. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is a reverse genetic technique for identifying the function of target loci through viral mediated transcript knockdown. Here we introduce this...
Developmental Basis of an Anatomical Novelty: Heteroarthrocarpy in Cakile lanceolata and Erucaria erucarioides (Brassicaceae)Download
To understand the developmental basis of a novel anatomical feature, we present a comparative developmental study of an ecologically significant novelty in fruit morphology. Most members of the tribe Brassiceae have heteroarthrocarpic fruits, in contrast to the unsegmented fruits of many...
Tracking the Evolutionary History of Development Genes: Implications for the Diversification of Fruits and Flowers in the Brassicaceae and CleomaceaeDownload
Flowers of Brassicaceae are remarkably similar across all species, whereas their fruits vary in almost all conceivable traits, particularly in the tribe Brassiceae. In contrast, Brassicaceae’s sister family, Cleomaceae, exhibits substantial variation in flowers but are more uniform in their...