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Self-restrained genes enable evolutionary novelty

November 21, 2019
Evolution can promote novelty by keeping gene expression in check [more]
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New leaf shapes for thale cress

May 23, 2019
Max Planck researchers equip the plant with pinnate leaves [more]
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New paper on the phylogeny of the Brassicaceae

March 13, 2019
A recent study from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, published in the New Phytologist, helps resolve these issues by reporting new insights into the relationships among Brassicaceae species. [more]
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Genome-wide association with structural variants

November 19, 2018
Genome-wide association is a powerful tool to identify the molecular causes of trait diversity within species. In most association studies, genotyping single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) is regarded as sufficient. [more]
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How many petals?

October 29, 2018
The APETALA1 gene in hairy bittercress plants lost the ability to ensure that its flowers all have the same number of petals. [more]
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Large cells for tiny leaves

October 26, 2018
Scientists identify mechanism that controls leaf growth and shape [more]
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A jigsaw puzzle of plant cells

February 28, 2018
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior [more]
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