TITLE

Flowers start from a single gene

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, William
PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on Enrico Coen, Rosemary Carpenter and their colleagues at the Agriculture and Food Research Council's Plant Science laboratory in Norwich's discovery that the gene, called flo triggers the growth of flowers in plants. Confirmation of the theory presented by the poet Johann Wolfgang van Goethe that the different organs in a flower are all variations on a single theme; Identification of the gene in abnormal flowers in snapdragons, Antirrhinum majus.
ACCESSION #
10491186

 

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