A Genomics Approach to the Study of Ancient Polyploidy and Floral Developmental Genetics

James H. Leebens-Mack, Kerr Wall, Jill Duarte, Zhengui Zheng, David Oppenheimer, Claude Depamphilis

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Comparative genomics approaches are proving to be extremely valuable for the study of gene function, gene duplications, and genome evolution. In this chapter we discuss how cross-species comparisons of gene sequences and gene-expression patterns are elucidating the evolution of many plant processes including the regulation of reproduction. Emphasis is placed on the implications of gene and genome duplications for the evolution of genome structure and plant reproduction. In addition, we show that comparative analyses can both promote transfer of knowledge from model to nonmodel systems and inform our understanding of conserved processes in model species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopmental Genetics of the Flower
EditorsDouglas Soltis, James Leebens-Mack, Pamela Soltis, J.A. Callow
Number of pages23
StatePublished - Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameAdvances in Botanical Research
ISSN (Print)0065-2296


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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Leebens-Mack, J. H., Wall, K., Duarte, J., Zheng, Z., Oppenheimer, D., & Depamphilis, C. (2006). A Genomics Approach to the Study of Ancient Polyploidy and Floral Developmental Genetics. In D. Soltis, J. Leebens-Mack, P. Soltis, & J. A. Callow (Eds.), Developmental Genetics of the Flower (pp. 527-549). (Advances in Botanical Research; Vol. 44). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2296(06)44014-3