We are studying flower development using Arabidopsis and rice plant models. Flowers are used to decorate homes and offices, but from a botanical perspective, they are the reproductive organs of seed plants that produce crops and fruits. During the process of flower development, the balance between floral stem cell proliferation and differentiation shifts dynamically towards organogenesis. This characteristic makes flowers an excellent model for developmental research (Figure 1). We hope that our molecular genetic research on flower development will have a far-reaching impact that will even attract interest from researchers in animal genetics.
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