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Protein flowers reveals a piece of its history…



Present in algae even before the plants conquer the mainland, the actual transcription factor LEAFY plays a vital role in the formation of flowers. Researchers at our laboratory have retraced its history and elucidated the mechanism of evolution that gave him the ability to direct the floral morphogenesis.​​​

Published on 10 March 2014
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Evolution of the DNA binding mode of LEAFY through species (blue algae, green moss, flowers in red / orange.

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The formation of the flower