Note to users. If you're seeing this message, it means that your browser cannot find this page's style/presentation instructions -- or possibly that you are using a browser that does not support current Web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing, and what you can do to make your experience of our site the best it can be.

Subscribe

Logo for

Science 299 (5611): 1328-1329

Copyright © 2003 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

BOTANY:
Leaf Development Takes Shape

J. R. McConnell and M. K. Barton

The flat shape of most leaves enables them to capture sunlight for photosynthesis more efficiently. But how do leaves develop their flat shape? In their Perspective, McConnell and Barton discuss new work (Nath et al.) that reveals how the differential expression of certain genes within developing leaves of the snapdragon makes these leaves flat.


The authors are in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. E-mail: barton{at}andrew2.stanford.edu

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CITED BY OTHER ARTICLES:
The Mathematical Treatment of Leaf Venation: the Variation in Secondary Vein Length along the Midrib.
R. F. BURTON (2004)
Ann. Bot. 93, 149-156
   Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »

To Advertise     Find Products


Science Signaling. ISSN 1937-9145 (online), 1945-0877 (print). Pre-2008: Science's STKE. ISSN 1525-8882