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Evolution and Development of the Flower

Personnel du RDP

Michiel VANDENBUSSCHE

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CR1 CNRS

Charlie SCUTT

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DR2 CNRS

Patrice MOREL

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CR1 INRA

Marie MONNIAUX

CR CNRS

Pierre CHAMBRIER

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AI CNRS

Suzanne RODRIGUES-BENTO

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Ana Clarizza RIVAROLA SENA

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Thèse

Mathilde CHOPY

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2018


Scutt CP "The origin of angiosperms". Evolutionary Developmental Biology Nuno de la Rosa L, Muller G (2018)
"Raymond O, Gouzy J, Just J, Badouin H,...". (2018)
Raymond O, Gouzy J, Just J, Badouin H, Verdenaud M, Lemainque A, Vergne P, Moja S, Choisne N, Pont C, Carrère S, Caissard JC, Couloux A, Cottret L, Aury JM, Szécsi J, Latrasse D, Madoui MA, François L, Fu X, Yang SH, Dubois A, Piola F, Larrieu A, Perez M, Labadie K, Perrier L, Govetto B, Labrousse Y, Villand P, Bardoux C, Boltz V, Lopez-Roques C, Heitzler P, Vernoux T, Vandenbussche M, Quesneville H, Boualem A, Bendahmane A, Liu C, Le Bris M, Salse J, Baudino S, Benhamed M, Wincker P, Bendahmane M. (2018). The Rosa genome provides new insights into the domestication of modern roses. Nature Genetics (epub ahead of print) doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0110-3.

"Haworth M, Scutt CP, Douthe C, Marino G,...". (2018)
Haworth M, Scutt CP, Douthe C, Marino G, Gaudio Gomes MT, Loreto F, Flexas J, Centritto M (2018). Allocation of the epidermis to stomata relates to stomatal physiological control: Stomatal factors involved in the evolutionary diversification of the angiosperms and development of amphistomaty. Environmental and Experimental Botany 151: 55–63

2017


"Moyroud E, Monniaux M, Thevenon E, Dumas R,...". (2017)
Moyroud E, Monniaux M, Thevenon E, Dumas R, Scutt CP, Frohlich MW, Parcy F (2017). A link between LEAFY and B-gene homologues in Welwitschia mirabilis sheds light on ancestral mechanisms prefiguring floral development. New Phytologist (Epub ahead of print): DOI: 10.1111/nph.14483

"Morel P, Heijmans K, Rozier F, Zethof J,...". (2017)
Morel P, Heijmans K, Rozier F, Zethof J, Chamot S, Rodrigues Bento S, Vialette-Guiraud A, Chambrier P, Trehin C, Vandenbussche M (2017). Divergence of the floral A-function between an asterid and a rosid species. The Plant Cell 29: 1605-1621.



"Fogliani B, Gateble G, Villegente M, Fabre I,...". (2017)
Fogliani B, Gateble G, Villegente M, Fabre I, Klein N, Anger N, Baskin CC, Scutt CP (2017). The morphophysiological dormancy in Amborella trichopoda seeds is a pleisiomorphic trait in angiosperms. Annals of Botany 119:581-590.

"Anger N, Fogliani B, Scutt CP, Gateble G...". (2017)
Anger N, Fogliani B, Scutt CP, Gateble G (2017). Dioecy in Amborella trichopoda: evidence for genetically based sex determination and its consequences for inferences of the breeding system in early angiosperms. Annals of Botany 119: 591-597.

2016


"Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Chauvet A, Gutierrez-Mazarie". (2016)
Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Chauvet A, Gutierrez-Mazariegos J, Eschstruth A, Ratet P, Scutt CP (2016). A conserved role for the NAM/miR164 developmental module reveals a common mechanism underlying carpel margin fusion in monocarpous and syncarpous eurosids. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 1239.

"Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Andres-Robin A,...". (2016)
Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Andres-Robin A, Chambrier P, Tavares R, Scutt CP (2016). The analysis of Gene Regulatory Networks in plant evo-devo. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 3549−63.

"Vandenbussche M, Chambrier P, Rodrigues Bento...". (2016)
Vandenbussche M, Chambrier P, Rodrigues Bento S, Morel P (2016). Petunia, your next supermodel? Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 72.

"Moreau F, Thevenon E, Blanvillain R,...". (2016)
Moreau F, Thevenon E, Blanvillain R, Lopez-Vidriero I, Franco-Zorrilla JM, Dumas R, Parcy F, Morel P, Trehin C, Carles CC (2016). The Myb-domain protein ULTRAPETALA1 INTERACTING FACTOR 1 controls floral meristem activities in Arabidopsis.Development 143: 1108-19.

"Finet C, Floyd SK, Conway SJ, Zhong B, Scutt...". (2016)
Finet C, Floyd SK, Conway SJ, Zhong B, Scutt CP, Bowman JL (2016). Evolution of the YABBY gene family in seed plants. Evolution and Development 18: 116−126.

"Breuil-Broyer S, Trehin C, Morel P, Boltz V,...". (2016)
Breuil-Broyer S, Trehin C, Morel P, Boltz V, Sun B, Chambrier P, Ito T, Negrutiu I (2016). Analysis of the Arabidopsis superman allelic series and the interactions with other genes demonstrate developmental robustness and joint specification of male–female boundary, flower meristem termination and carpel compartmentalization. Annals of Botany 117: 905–923.

"Bombarely A, Moser M, Amrad A, Bao M, Bapaume...". (2016)
Bombarely A, Moser M, Amrad A, Bao M, Bapaume L, Barry CS, Bliek M, Boersma MR, Borghi L, Bruggmann RM, Bucher M, D’Agostino N, Davies K, Druege U, Dudareva N, Egea-Cortines M, Delledonne M, Fernandez-Pozo N, Franken P, Grandont L, Heslop-Harrison JS, Hintzsche J, Johns M, Koes R, Lv X, Lyons E, Malla D, Martinoia E, Mattson NS, Morel P, Mueller LA, Muhlemann Jl, Nouri E, Passeri V, Pezzotti M, Qi Q, Reinhardt D, Rich M, Richert-Poeggeler KR, Robbins TP, Schatz MC, Schranz ME, Schuurink RC, Schwarzacher T, Spelt K, Tang H, Urbanus SL, Vandenbussche M, Vijverberg K, Villarino GH, Warner RM, Weiss J, Yue Z, Zethof J, Quattrocchio F, Sims TL, Kuhlemeier C (2016). Insight into the evolution of the Solanaceae from the parental genomes of Petunia hybrida. Nature Plants 2: 16074.

2015


"Sheehan H, Moser M, Klahre U, Esfeld K,...". (2015)
Sheehan H, Moser M, Klahre U, Esfeld K, Dell’Olivo A, Mandel T, Metzger S, Vandenbussche M, Freitas L, Kuhlemeier C (2015). MYB-FL controls gain and loss of floral UV absorbance, a key trait affecting pollinator preference and reproductive isolation. Nature Genetics. 48:159-66.

"Rich MK, Schorderet M, Bapaume L, Falquet L,...". (2015)
Rich MK, Schorderet M, Bapaume L, Falquet L, Morel P, Vandenbussche M, Reinhardt D. (2015). The Petunia GRAS transcription factor ATA/RAM1 regulates symbiotic gene expression and fungal morphogenesis in arbuscular mycorrhiza. Plant Physiology. 168:788-97.

"Prunet N, Morel P, Champelovier P, Thierry...". (2015)
Prunet N, Morel P, Champelovier P, Thierry AM, Negrutiu I, Jack T, Trehin C (2015). SQUINT promotes stem cell homeostasis and floral meristem termination in Arabidopsis through APETALA2 and CLAVATA signalling. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66:6905-16.

"Poncet V, Scutt C, Tournebize R, Villegente...". (2015)
Poncet V, Scutt C, Tournebize R, Villegente M, Cueff G, Rajjou L, Balliau T, Zivy M, Fogliani B, Job C, de Kochko A, Sarramegna-Burtet V, Job D (2015). The Amborella vacuolar processing enzyme family. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 618.

"Andres-Robin A, Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt C...". (2015)
Andres-Robin A, Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt C (2015). Amborella trichopoda et la recherche à Lyon. Sauvages et Cultivées 7: 52-53.

2014


"Scutt CP, Vandenbussche M (2014) Current...". (2014)
Scutt CP, Vandenbussche M (2014) Current trends and future directions in flower development research. Annals of Botany 114: 1399-1406.

"Costanzo E, Trehin C, Vandenbussche M (2014)...". (2014)
Costanzo E, Trehin C, Vandenbussche M (2014) The role of WOX genes in flower development. Annals Botany 114: 1545-1553.

2013


"Verhoef N, Yokota T, Shibata K, de Boer G-J,...". (2013)
Verhoef N, Yokota T, Shibata K, de Boer G-J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M, Koes R, Souer E (2013). Brassinosteroid biosynthesis and signalling in Petunia hybrida. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 2435-2448.

"Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Gerats T (2013)....". (2013)
Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Gerats T (2013). Massive indexed parallel identification of transposon flanking sequences. Methods Mol Biol 1057: 251-264.

"Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Gerats T (2013)....". (2013)
Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Gerats T (2013). Transposon display: a versatile method for transposon tagging. Methods Mol Biol 1057: 239-250.

"Trehin C, Schrempp S, Chauvet A, Berne-Dedieu...". (2013)
Trehin C, Schrempp S, Chauvet A, Berne-Dedieu A, Thierry A-M, Faure J-M, Negrutiu I, Morel P (2013). QUIRKY interacts with STRUBBELIG and PAL OF QUIRKY to regulate cell growth anisotropy during Arabidopsis gynoecium development. Development 140: 4807-4817.

"Gerats T, Zethof J, Vandenbussche M (2013)....". (2013)
Gerats T, Zethof J, Vandenbussche M (2013). Identification and applications of the Petunia class II Act1/dTph1 transposable element system. Methods Mol Biol 1057: 223-237.

"Finet C, Berne-Dedieu A, Scutt CP, Marlétaz F...". (2013)
Finet C, Berne-Dedieu A, Scutt CP, Marlétaz F (2013). Evolution of the ARF gene family in land plants : old domains, new tricks. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 45-56.

"de Bossoreille de Ribou S, Douam F, Hamant O,...". (2013)
de Bossoreille de Ribou S, Douam F, Hamant O, Frohlich MW, Negrutiu I (2013) Plant science and agricultural productivity: Why are we hitting the yield ceiling? Plant Science 210:159-76.

2012


"Introduction to Genetic Analysis. Petunia...". (2012)
Introduction to Genetic Analysis. Petunia flowers (photo on the left : M. Vandenbussche) featured on the cover.

"Vialette-Guiraud A, Vandenbussche M (2012)....". (2012)
Vialette-Guiraud A, Vandenbussche M (2012). Evolution and development of the flower. Biologie Aujourd’hui 206: 47-55.

"Reymond MC, Brunoud G, Chauvet A, Martinez-Garcia". (2012)
Reymond MC, Brunoud G, Chauvet A, Martinez-Garcia JF, Martin-Magniette M-L, Monéger F, Scutt CP (2012). A light-regulated genetic module was recruited to carpel development in Arabidopsis following a structural change to SPATULA. The Plant Cell 24: 2812-2825.

"Heijmans K, Morel P, Vandenbussche M (2012)....". (2012)
Heijmans K, Morel P, Vandenbussche M (2012). MADS-box genes and floral development: the dark side. Journal of Experimental Botany 63(15):5397-404.

"Heijmans K, Ament K, Rijpkema AS, Zethof J,...". (2012)
Heijmans K, Ament K, Rijpkema AS, Zethof J, Wolters-Arts M, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2012). Redefining C and D in the Petunia ABC. The Plant Cell 24: 2305-2317. Editorial commentary.

"Bonaccorso O, Lee JE, Puah L, Scutt CP, Golz...". (2012)
Bonaccorso O, Lee JE, Puah L, Scutt CP, Golz JF (2012). FILAMENTOUS FLOWER controls lateral organ development by acting as both an activator and repressor. BMC Plant Biology 12:176.

2011


"Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Alaux M, Legeai F,...". (2011)
Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Alaux M, Legeai F, Finet C, Chambrier P, Brown SC,
Chauvet A, Magdalena C, Rudall PJ, Scutt CP (2011) Cabomba as a model for studies of early angiosperm evolution. Annals of Botany 108: 589-98.

"Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Adam H, Finet C,...". (2011)
Vialette-Guiraud ACM, Adam H, Finet C, Jasinski S, Jouannic S, Scutt CP (2011) Insights from ANA-grade angiosperms into the early evolution of CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON genes. Annals of Botany107:1511-9

"Ronse De Craene L, Trehin C, Morel P,...". (2011)
Ronse De Craene L, Trehin C, Morel P, Negrutiu I (2011) Carpeloidy in flower evolution and diversification: a comparative study in Carica papaya and Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany 107: 1453–1463.

2010


"Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt CP (2010) Carpel...". (2010)
Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt CP (2010) Carpel evolution, in: Fruit Development and Seed Dispersal (editor: Lars Ostergaard), Annual Plant Reviews 38, pages 1-34.

"Vandenbussche M, Rijpkema AS, Koes R,...". (2010)
Vandenbussche M, Rijpkema AS, Koes R, Heijmans K, Gerats T (2010) Variations on a theme: changes in the floral ABCs in angiosperms. Semin Cell Dev Biol 21: 100-107.

"Tavares R, Cagnon M, Negrutiu I, Mouchiroud D...". (2010)
Tavares R, Cagnon M, Negrutiu I, Mouchiroud D (2010) Testing the recent theories for the origin of the hermaphrodite flower by comparison of the transcriptomes of gymnosperms and angiosperms. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:240-248.

"Jasinski S, Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt CP...". (2010)
Jasinski S, Vialette-Guiraud A, Scutt CP (2010) The evolutionary-developmental analysis of plant microRNAs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series-B 365: 469-76.

"Finet C, Fourquin C, Vinauger M, Berne-Dedieu...". (2010)
Finet C, Fourquin C, Vinauger M, Berne-Dedieu A, Chambrier P, Paindavoine S, Scutt CP (2010) Parallel structural evolution of Auxin Response Factors in the angiosperms. Plant Journal 63:952-959.

"Ferrandiz C, Fourquin C, Prunet N, Scutt CP,...". (2010)
Ferrandiz C, Fourquin C, Prunet N, Scutt CP, Sundberg E, Trehin C, Vialette-Guiraud AC (2010) Carpel development. Advances in Botanical Research 55: 1-73.

"Cast D, Cock JM, Kloareg B, Menand B, Michel...". (2010)
Cast D, Cock JM, Kloareg B, Menand B, Michel G, Retaux S, Scutt CP, Vialette-Guiraud ACM (2010) Des modèles pour comprendre l’évolution du développement des eucaryotes. Biofutur 314: 30-33.

2009


"Vandenbussche M, Horstman A, Zethof J, Koes...". (2009)
Vandenbussche M, Horstman A, Zethof J, Koes R, Rijpkema AS, Gerats T (2009) Differential recruitment of WOX transcription factors for lateral development and organ fusion in Petunia and Arabidopsis.Plant Cell 21: 2269-2283.


"Rijpkema AS, Zethof J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M". (2009)
Rijpkema AS, Zethof J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2009) The petunia AGL6 gene has a SEPALLATA-like function in floral patterning. Plant Journal 60: 1-9.

"Rijpkema AS, Zethof J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M". (2009)
Rijpkema AS, Zethof J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2009) Evolution and Development of the Flower. In: Gerats T and Strommer J, editors, Petunia - Evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological Genetics.. Springer Life Sciences, 2nd. ed., pages199-224.

"Prunet N, Morel P, Negrutiu I, Trehin C...". (2009)
Prunet N, Morel P, Negrutiu I, Trehin C (2009) Time to stop: flower meristem termination. Plant Physiology 150: 1764-1772.

"Moyroud E, Reymond M, Parcy F, Scutt CP...". (2009)
Moyroud E, Reymond M, Parcy F, Scutt CP (2009) The analysis of entire gene promoters by Surface Plasmon Resonance. Plant Journal 59: 851-858.

"Morel P, Trehin C, Breuil-Broyer S and...". (2009)
Morel P, Trehin C, Breuil-Broyer S and Negrutiu I (2009) Altering FVE/MSI4 results in a substantial increase of biomass in Arabidopsis—the functional analysis of an ontogenesis accelerator. Molecular Breeding 23: 239-257.

2008


"Vandenbussche M, Janssen A, Zethof J, van...". (2008)
Vandenbussche M, Janssen A, Zethof J, van Orsouw N, Peters J, van Eijk MJ, Rijpkema AS, Schneiders H, Santhanam P, de Been M, van Tunen A, Gerats T (2008) Generation of a 3D indexed Petunia insertion database for reverse genetics. Plant Journal 54: 1105-1114.

"Prunet N, Morel P, Thierry A-M, Eshed Y,...". (2008)
Prunet N, Morel P, Thierry A-M, Eshed Y, Bowman J, Negrutiu I and Trehin C (2008) The REBELOTE, SQUINT and ULTRAPETALA1 genes function redundantly in the temporal regulation of floral meristem termination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 20: 901-919.

2007


"Scutt CP, Theissen G, Ferrandiz C (2007) The...". (2007)
Scutt CP, Theissen G, Ferrandiz C (2007) The evolution of plant development: past present and future. Annals of Botany 100: 599-601

"Rijpkema A, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2006)...". (2007)
Rijpkema A, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2006) Genetics of floral development in Petunia. Advances in Botanical Research 44: 237-278.

"Rijpkema AS, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2007)...". (2007)
Rijpkema AS, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2007) Evolutionary complexity of MADS complexes. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10: 32-38.

"Fourquin C, Vinauger-Douard M, Chambrier P,...". (2007)
Fourquin C, Vinauger-Douard M, Chambrier P, Berne-Dedieu A, Scutt CP (2007) Functional conservation between CRABS CLAW orthologues from widely diverged angiosperms. Annals of Botany 100: 651-657.

"Cartolano M, Castillo R, Efremova N, Kuckenberg". (2007)
Cartolano M, Castillo R, Efremova N, Kuckenberg M, Zethof J, Gerats T, Schwarz-Sommer Z, Vandenbussche M (2007) A conserved microRNA module exerts homeotic control over Petunia hybrida and Antirrhinum majus floral organ identity. Nat Genet 39: 901-905.

2006


"Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C,...". (2006)
Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C, Finet C, Dumas C (2006) An evolutionary perspective on the regulation of carpel development. J Exp Bot 57: 2142-2152.

"Zluvova J, Nicolas M, Berger A, Negrutiu I,...". (2006)
Zluvova J, Nicolas M, Berger A, Negrutiu I, and Monéger F (2006) Sex determination and premature arrest of male flower meristem in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. PNAS 103: 18854-18859.

"Rijpkema AS, Royaert S, Zethof J, van der...". (2006)
Rijpkema AS, Royaert S, Zethof J, van der Weerden G, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2006) Analysis of the Petunia TM6 MADS box gene reveals functional divergence within the DEF/AP3 lineage. Plant Cell 18: 1819-1832.

2005


"Nicolas M, Marais G, Hykelova V, Janousek B,...". (2005)
Nicolas M, Marais G, Hykelova V, Janousek B, Laporte V, Vyskot B, Mouchiroud D, Negrutiu I, Charlesworth D, Monéger F (2005) A gradual process of recombination restriction in the evolutionary history of the sex chromosomes in dioecious plants. PLoS Biology 3: 47-56.

"Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C,...". (2005)
Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C, Finet C, Dumas C (2005). A portrait of the ancestral flower. Flowering Newsletter 39: 3-8.

"Jenkins TH, Li JH, Scutt CP, Gilmartin PM...". (2005)
Jenkins TH, Li JH, Scutt CP, Gilmartin PM (2005) Analysis of members of the Silene latifolia Cys(2)/His(2) zinc-finger transcription factor family during dioecious flower development and in a novel stamen-defective mutant ssf1. Planta 220: 559-571.

"Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2005) A model...". (2005)
Gerats T, Vandenbussche M (2005) A model system for comparative research: Petunia. Trends Plant Sci 10: 251-256.

"Fourquin C, Vinauger-Douard M, Fogliani B,...". (2005)
Fourquin C, Vinauger-Douard M, Fogliani B, Dumas C, Scutt CP (2005) Evidence that CRABS CLAW and TOUSLED have conserved their roles in carpel development since the ancestor of the extant angiosperms. PNAS 102: 4649-4654.

2004


"Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Royaert S,...". (2004)
Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Royaert S, Weterings K, Gerats T (2004) The duplicated B-class heterodimer model: whorl-specific effects and complex genetic interactions in Petunia hybrida flower development. Plant Cell 16: 741-754.

"Ferrario S, Busscher J, Franken J, Gerats T,...". (2004)
Ferrario S, Busscher J, Franken J, Gerats T, Vandenbussche M, Angenent GC, Immink RG (2004) Ectopic expression of the petunia MADS box gene UNSHAVEN accelerates flowering and confers leaf-like characteristics to floral organs in a dominant-negative manner. Plant Cell 16: 1490-1505.

"Breuil-Broyer S, Morel P, de Almeida-Engler...". (2004)
Breuil-Broyer S, Morel P, de Almeida-Engler J, Coustham V, Negrutiu I and Trehin C (2004) High-resolution boundary analysis during Arabidopsis thaliana flower development. Plant Journal 38: 182-192.

2003


"Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Souer E, Koes R,...". (2003)
Vandenbussche M, Zethof J, Souer E, Koes R, Tornielli GB, Pezzotti M, Ferrario S, Angenent GC, Gerats T (2003) Toward the analysis of the petunia MADS box gene family by reverse and forward transposon insertion mutagenesis approaches: B, C, and D floral organ identity functions require SEPALLATA-like MADS box genes in petunia. Plant Cell 15: 2680-2693.

"Vandenbussche M, Theissen G, Van de Peer Y,...". (2003)
Vandenbussche M, Theissen G, Van de Peer Y, Gerats T (2003) Structural diversification and neo-functionalization during floral MADS-box gene evolution by C-terminal frameshift mutations. Nucleic Acids Res 31: 4401-4409.

"Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C,...". (2003)
Scutt CP, Vinauger-Douard M, Fourquin C, Ailhas J, Kuno N, Uchida K, Gaude T, Furuya M, Dumas C (2003). The identification of candidate genes for a reverse genetic analysis of development and function in the Arabidopsis gynoecium. Plant Physiology 132 : 653-665.

2002


"Vandenbussche M, Tom Gerats T (2002) PCR...". (2002)
Vandenbussche M, Tom Gerats T (2002) PCR cloning approaches In: In P.M. Gilmartin and C. Bowler, editors, Molecular Plant Biology Vol I: A Practical Approach. Oxford University Press.

"Teakle GR, Scutt CP, Gilmartin PM (2002)...". (2002)
Teakle GR, Scutt CP, Gilmartin PM (2002) Transcript analysis. In P.M. Gilmartin and C. Bowler, editors, Molecular Plant Biology Vol II: A Practical Approach. Oxford University Press, pages 1-40.

"Scutt CP, Zubko E, Meyer P (2002) Techniques...". (2002)
Scutt CP, Zubko E, Meyer P (2002) Techniques for the removal of marker genes from transgenic plants. Biochimie 84: 1119-1126.

"Scutt CP, Jenkins T, Furuya M, Gilmartin PM...". (2002)
Scutt CP, Jenkins T, Furuya M, Gilmartin PM (2002) Male specific genes from dioecious white campion identified by fluorescent differential display. Plant and Cell Physiology 43: 563-572.

2000


"Zubko E, Scutt C, Meyer P (2000) Intrachromosomal". (2000)
Zubko E, Scutt C, Meyer P (2000) Intrachromosomal recombination between attP regions allows efficient removal of selectable marker genes from transgenic tobacco plants. Nature Biotechnology 18: 442-445.



This research group works on two main research themes:
- Comparative floral genetics of Petunia hybrida and Arabidopsis thaliana
- The evolution of the carpel in the flowering plants


Comparative floral genetics of Petunia hybrida and Arabidopsis thaliana

Leader : Michiel VANDENBUSSCHE

Mutants help us understand the molecular mechanisms of flower development.

We are comparing the mechanisms that control flower development in the model plants Petunia and Arabidopsis, which belong to two very large flowering plant groups, respectively termed the asterids and rosids. A whole genome duplication that occurred shortly before the separation of the asterid and rosid lineages provided extra copies of genes, some of which were then free to evolve novel functions.

Accordingly, we find that numerous differences in flower development mechanisms have evolved between Petunia and Arabidopsis. These differences typify the tremendous diversity of floral form to be found throughout the asterid and rosid clades today, which together contain the majority of living land plant species.

The evolution of the carpel in the flowering plants

Leader : Charlie SCUTT

Left- naked ovules of the gymnosperm Cycas rumpii, and right- a pistil (coloured green), composed of two carpels that enclose the ovules, in the model flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

We are investigating the genetic changes that caused the closure of a leaf-like organ around the ovule to form the carpel- the female reproductive organ of the flowering plants. To do this, we are comparing flowering plants with their non-flowering relatives, the gymnosperms (cycads, conifers, Ginkgo etc), which possess naked ovules. We work both on established model plants such as Arabidopsis for the wealth of molecular and genetic tools available, and on early-diverging flowering plants such as Amborella trichopoda, the sister of all other flowering plants, which is native to the Pacific island of New Caledonia. Understanding the origin of the carpel is central to understanding the origin of the flowering plants, whose sudden rise from an unknown ancestor in the early Cretaceous was famously described by Charles Darwin as an “abominable mystery”.

Here is a short video (in French) by Valentine Delattre of Science de Comptoir describing an aspect of this work.

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