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Enhancing leaf shape diversity

Enhancing leaf shape diversity

November 16, 2016
A small piece of DNA with a large effect on leaf shape [more]
Bittercress genome

Bittercress genome

October 31, 2016
A high-quality genome sequence helps pinpoint the genetic basis for trait diversity.  [more]
Exploding myths about seed dispersal
Scientists discover how a common garden weed expels its seeds at record speeds. [more]
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Pleiotropy influences the genes shaping leaf diversity [more]
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Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]
<em>Science in the classroom</em>: Science magazine has turned MPIPZ paper on leaf shape evolution into an educational resource
Science in the classroom is collection of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials [more]
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Gene for dissected leaves

February 14, 2014
Arabidopsis thaliana lost the RCO gene over the course of evolution and thus forms simple leaves [more]
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