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Besides and Beyond Flowering: Other roles of EuAP2 Genes in Plant Development

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Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Abia State University, PMB 2000, Uturu, Nigeria
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Genes 2019, 10(12), 994; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10120994
Received: 23 October 2019 / Revised: 27 November 2019 / Accepted: 27 November 2019 / Published: 1 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
EuAP2 genes are well-known for their role in flower development, a legacy of the founding member of this subfamily of transcription factors, whose mutants lacked petals in Arabidopsis. However, studies of euAP2 genes in several species have accumulated evidence highlighting the diverse roles of euAP2 genes in other aspects of plant development. Here, we emphasize other developmental roles of euAP2 genes in various species and suggest a shift from regarding euAP2 genes as just flowering genes to consider the global role they may be playing in plant development. We hypothesize that their almost universal expression profile and pleiotropic effects of their mutation suggest their involvement in fundamental plant development processes.
Keywords: euAP2 genes; flowering; plant development euAP2 genes; flowering; plant development
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Solomon, C.U.; Drea, S. Besides and Beyond Flowering: Other roles of EuAP2 Genes in Plant Development. Genes 2019, 10, 994.

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