Evolution and development of virtual inflorescences.

R.E. Koes

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    The architecture of inflorescences diverged during the evolution of distinct plant families by mechanisms that remain unknown. Using computer modeling, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz and colleagues established a single model for the development of distinct inflorescences. Selection restricts inflorescence evolution to high fitness paths that vary with climate and other factors that influence reproductive success - explaining why some evolutionary transitions are more likely than others. This model presents an important framework for future plant 'evo-devo' research. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    JournalTrends in Plant Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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