An evolutionary scenario for the origin of flowers

Michael Wick Frohlich

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Abstract

The Mostly Male theory is the first to use evidence from gene phylogenies, genetics, modern plant morphology and fossils to explain the evolutionary origin of flowers, It proposes that flower organization derives more from the male structures of ancestral gymnosperms than from female structures. The theory arose from a hypothesis-based study. Such studies are the most likely to generate testable evolutionary scenarios, which should be the ultimate goal of evo-devo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-566
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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Gymnosperms
Phylogeny
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  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Frohlich, Michael Wick. / An evolutionary scenario for the origin of flowers. In: Nature Reviews Genetics. 2003 ; Vol. 4, No. 7. pp. 559-566.
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In: Nature Reviews Genetics, Vol. 4, No. 7, 01.07.2003, p. 559-566.

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