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morphological attributes

KAP2 at uk.AC.YORK.VAX KAP2 at uk.AC.YORK.VAX
Fri Sep 17 10:08:00 EST 1993


Dear all, 
Does anyone have any thoughts about the genetic control of 
diverse morphological structures in different types of plants. The reason i ask
is that I use to work on a wonderul set of mutants in peas, 
one of which (the afila mutation) converts leaves into tendrils and 
began wondering whether it is likely that such a gene would exist
in Arabidopsis, which, to m knowledge, cant prodce tendrils. Is it 
likely that plants which produce distinct types of structures contin a spoecific sub-set of genes 
which are missing in other plants? or do most plants  contain more or less
the same genes, some of which are not expressed or have evolved to 
perform different functions?
Any thoughts on this would be most interesting!

best wishes

kevin pyke, university of york, UK



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