Don’t be fooled: false flowers in Asteraceae

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Zhang , T & Elomaa , P 2021 , ' Don’t be fooled: false flowers in Asteraceae ' , Current Opinion in Plant Biology , vol. 59 , 101972 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2020.09.006

Title: Don’t be fooled: false flowers in Asteraceae
Author: Zhang, Teng; Elomaa, Paula
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences
Date: 2021-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
ISSN: 1369-5266
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327840
Abstract: The sunflower or daisy family, Asteraceae, comprises of approximately 10% of all angiosperm species. Their inflorescences form dense flower-like structures, pseudanthia or false flowers that may combine hundreds of individual flowers into a single structure. Recent data suggest that pseudanthia are analogs of single flowers not only morphologically but also at developmental and genetic level, and cannot merely be considered as condensed inflorescences. The large meristem size provides an advantage to study basic principles of patterning as well as inflorescence diversity in this evolutionary successful family. This knowledge has also practical importance in the commercially important crops of the family.
Subject: 4111 Agronomy
SUNFLOWER CAPITULUM
INFLORESCENCE
EVOLUTION
GENES
DIVERSIFICATION
INITIATION
UNDERLIES
MERISTEM
TRAIT
RATES
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