An expanded evolutionary role for flower symmetry genes
1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Ave, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
2 Departamento de Genética Molecular de Plantas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología/CSIC, Campus Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Journal of Biology 2009, 8:90 doi:10.1186/jbiol193Published: 6 November 2009
CYCLOIDEA (CYC)-like TCP genes are critical for flower developmental patterning. Exciting recent breakthroughs, including a study by Song et al. published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, demonstrate that CYC-like genes have also had an important role in the evolution of flower form.