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Abstract

Leaves are produced in succession on the shoot apical meristem (SAM) of a plant. The three landmark stages in leaf morphogenesis include initiation, acquisition of suborgan identities, and tissue differentiation. The expression of various genes relative to these steps in leaf morphogenesis is described. KNOTTED-like homeobox (KNOX) genes, FLO/LFY, and floral homeotic genes may be involved in generation of leaf shape and complexity. The differences between compound leaves and simple leaves in gene expression characteristics and morphogenetic patterns are discussed.

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1999-06-01
2024-06-17
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