Mining plant diversity: Gerbera as a model system for plant developmental and biosynthetic research

Teemu H Teeri, Paula Elomaa, Mika Kotilainen, Victor A Albert, Teemu Teeri

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Abstract

Gerbera hybrida is a member of the large sunflower family (Asteraceae). Typical of Asteraceae, Gerbera bears different types of flowers in its inflorescence. The showy marginal flowers comprise elongate, ligulate corollas that are female, whereas the central and inconspicuous disc flowers are complete, with both male and female organs. As such, Gerbera offers great potential for comparative developmental research within a single genotype. Moreover, different Gerbera varieties show an impressive spectrum of color patterns, directly displaying responses to developmental cues at all important morphological levels (flower type, flower organ and within organs). Further, Gerbera harbors an arsenal of Asteraceae-type secondary metabolites, not present in other model plants. With powerful reverse genetics methods, a large collection of EST sequences and a new cDNA microarray, Gerbera has become a model plant of the sunflower family.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBioEssays
Volume28
Pages (from-to)756-767
Number of pages12
ISSN0265-9247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 414 Agricultural biotechnology
  • 411 Agriculture and forestry

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