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Some of the molecular machinery that governs flower formation has been uncovered in the daisy-like Gerbera plants.
Scientists at Yale University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory employ "gene trapping" to identify many genes involved in the regulation of flower development. This is the first large-scale gene trap study on flower development, and provides extensive information on many genes likely to have critical roles in this essential stage of plant reproduction. This research, conducted with grant support from the National Science Foundation, is an excellent example of how modern molecular biology...
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.