30 April 2023

Flower Petals Take Shape

Sauret-Güeto S, Schiessl K., Bangham A., Sablowski R and Coen E. - PLoS Biology, 2023


Spring gardens will soon bloom with an abundance of flowering plants—from cultivated roses to hillside wildflowers. The diversity among flowering plants is remarkable, and even within a single plant, you find an assortment of shapes and sizes. Plant organs—leaves and petals, for instance—clearly have distinct forms and functions and are subject to different evolutionary pressures. Yet scientists believe that the same underlying process controls how both leaves and petals develop their unique shapes.

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