Michael W Frohlich
Affiliation: Royal Botanic Gardens
- A simple, cheap, one-minute method to mount insect pins for use as sharp-tipped probes in plant dissectionMichael W Frohlich
Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
J Electron Microsc (Tokyo) 54:409-11. 2005..Insect pins, with their sharp points, are ideal for fine dissection of plants, especially of shoot tips and early developing flower buds. Twist mounting makes them convenient and effective dissecting tools to prepare specimens for SEM...
- An easily built diffuse illumination system effective at both very low and moderate magnifications, for observing in situ stained slidesM W Frohlich
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3DS, UK
J Microsc 230:160-2. 2008..A key feature is the use of a large diameter ring light (internal diameter 5.8 cm), placed on the microscope base, to illuminate a large diameter diffuser placed just below the slide...
- Environmental control of sepalness and petalness in perianth organs of waterlilies: a new Mosaic theory for the evolutionary origin of a differentiated perianthKate A Warner
Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
J Exp Bot 60:3559-74. 2009..At a later stage in angiosperm evolution, sepaloid and petaloid characteristics became fixed to whole organs in specific whorls, thus reducing or removing the need for environmental control in favour of fixed developmental control...
- After a dozen years of progress the origin of angiosperms is still a great mysteryMichael W Frohlich
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3DS, UK
Nature 450:1184-9. 2007..Identification of fossils with morphologies that convincingly place them close to angiosperms could still revolutionize understanding of angiosperm origins...
- An evolutionary scenario for the origin of flowersMichael W Frohlich
Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
Nat Rev Genet 4:559-66. 2003..The theory arose from a hypothesis-based study. Such studies are the most likely to generate testable evolutionary scenarios, which should be the ultimate goal of evo-devo...
- Floral gene resources from basal angiosperms for comparative genomics researchVictor A Albert
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, NO 0318 Oslo, Norway
BMC Plant Biol 5:5. 2005....
- Molecular evolution of PISTILLATA-like genes in the dogwood genus Cornus (Cornaceae)Wenheng Zhang
Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7612, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:175-95. 2008..We also found that the CorPI-A copy contains informative phylogenetic information when compared across species of Cornus...
- The floral genome: an evolutionary history of gene duplication and shifting patterns of gene expressionDouglas E Soltis
Department of Botany and the Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Trends Plant Sci 12:358-67. 2007..g. Amborella) result from a gradient in the level of expression of floral organ identity genes across the developing floral meristem...
- Patterns of gene duplication in the plant SKP1 gene family in angiosperms: evidence for multiple mechanisms of rapid gene birthHongzhi Kong
State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
Plant J 50:873-85. 2007..Our study represents a thorough investigation showing that retroposition can play an important role in the evolution of a plant gene family whose members do not encode mobile elements...
- Missing links: the genetic architecture of flowers [correction of flower] and floral diversificationDouglas E Soltis
Dept Botany and Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Trends Plant Sci 7:22-31; dicussion 31-4. 2002....