The function of C/D-class MADS box genes in orchid gynostemium and ovule development

You Yi Chen, Wen Chieh Tsai

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The Phalaenopsis species is one of the important horticultural plants in the world, and the spectacular flowers have high ornamental value. The orchid floral organs represent novel and effective structures for attracting pollination vectors. In addition, to avoid inbreeding, the androecium and gynoecium are united in a single structure termed the "gynostemium." Gynostemium and ovule development in orchids are unique developmental processes in the plant kingdom. In previous studies, MADS box genes were highly instrumental in the elucidation of floral morphogenesis. Identification of C- and D-class MADS-box genes regulating reproductive organ development could help reveal the molecular mechanisms underlying gynostemium and ovule development in orchids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrchid biotechnology III
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789813109230
ISBN (Print)9813109211, 9789813109216
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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