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The ABCs of Floral MADSness
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Douglas Green
Saint Michael's Collge


Brief Overview:

We explored genetic control of floral development using a group of Homeo Box genes known as MADS proteins. In flowering plants, the MADS proteins control the structural development of the blooms.  



- mads_ps.ppt