Compound leaf development in model plant species

Maya Bar, Naomi Ori

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Plant leaves develop in accordance with a common basic program, which is flexibly adjusted to the species, developmental stage and environment. Two key stages of leaf development are morphogenesis and differentiation. In the case of compound leaves, the morphogenesis stage is prolonged as compared to simple leaves, allowing for the initiation of leaflets. Here, we review recent advances in the understanding of how plant hormones and transcriptional regulators modulate compound leaf development, yielding a substantial diversity of leaf forms, focusing on four model compound leaf organisms: cardamine (. Cardamine hirsuta), tomato (. Solanum lycopersicum), medicago (. Medicago truncatula) and pea (. Pisum sativum).

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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