Organogenesis in plants: The molecular and genetic control of ovule development

Kay Schneitz, Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, Ursula Schiefthaler

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The ovule is the site of megagametogenesis and fertilization and hence is of central importance to sexual reproduction in seed plants. In recent years, the ovule has become established as an excellent model system in which to study organogenesis. Progress has been made in several aspects of ovule development: the control of ovule identity, the mechanism of primordium outgrowth, early pattern formation and the regulation of integument morphogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-472
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

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