Evolution: How a homeobox gene cuts the mustard leaf

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Gene duplication and cis-regulatory divergence created the growth-repressing RCO homeobox gene and facilitated evolution of dissected crucifer leaves. Identification of RCO targets reveals that auto-repression evolved to fine-tune RCO activity and that RCO dissects leaves by increasing cytokinin signalling to inhibit growth locally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1305-R1307
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019


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