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Regulation of Compound Leaf Development
Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA
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Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 30 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 19 December 2013
Abstract: Leaf morphology is one of the most variable, yet inheritable, traits in the plant kingdom. How plants develop a variety of forms and shapes is a major biological question. Here, we discuss some recent progress in understanding the development of compound or dissected leaves in model species, such as tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), Cardamine hirsuta and Medicago truncatula, with an emphasis on recent discoveries in legumes. We also discuss progress in gene regulations and hormonal actions in compound leaf development. These studies facilitate our understanding of the underlying regulatory mechanisms and put forward a prospective in compound leaf studies.
Keywords: compound leaf development; gene regulation; hormones; tomato; Cardamine hirsuta; Medicago truncatula
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Wang, Y.; Chen, R. Regulation of Compound Leaf Development. Plants 2014, 3, 1-17.
Wang Y, Chen R. Regulation of Compound Leaf Development. Plants. 2014; 3(1):1-17.
Wang, Yuan; Chen, Rujin. 2014. "Regulation of Compound Leaf Development." Plants 3, no. 1: 1-17.