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Plants, animals and the logic of development

Meyerowitz, Elliot M. (1999) Plants, animals and the logic of development. Trends in Cell Biology, 9 (12). M65-M68. ISSN 0962-8924. doi:10.1016/S0962-8924(99)01649-9.

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Multicellular plants and animals have evolved independently from a unicellular, last common ancestor. Each lineage started with a common toolkit of functioning genes and evolved to complex, multicellular forms. Comparison of the genes used to serve similar functions shows how organisms can use different genes for similar ends and thereby reveals the principles of development.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. Available online 2 June 2000. My laboratory’s work on plant development is supported by the US National Science Foundation, the US NIH, the US Dept of Energy and the Human Frontier Science Program.
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Subject Keywords:Evolution; Arabidopsis thaliana; Caenorhabditis elegans
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Official Citation:Elliot M Meyerowitz, Plants, animals and the logic of development, Trends in Cell Biology, Volume 9, Issue 12, 1 December 1999, Pages M65-M68, ISSN 0962-8924, (
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