Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2004, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (03): 346-351.

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The ABC Model and the Quartet Model of Floral Organ Identity

LIU Jian-Wu SUN Cheng-Hua LIU Ning   

  1. 1(College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875) 2(Beijing Environment Monitor Center, Beijing 100044)
  • Received:2003-01-13 Revised:2003-08-06 Online:2004-06-20 Published:2004-06-20
  • Contact: LIU Ning

Abstract: The ABC model was established in late 1980s to explain the genetic interactions between floral homeotic mutations. As the progress in flower developmental genetics, the ABC model was expanded to the ABCD model with the introduction of D class genes for ovary identity. More recently, a A-E model was proposed and will be discussed in this short review.