Exploring plant evo-devo: a new special issue
New Phytologist 216:2 is a special issue. Plant developmental evolution draws together a selection of papers exploring the relatively young field of plant evo-devo, and is the result of the 37th New Phytologist Symposium – Plant developmental evolution, which was held in Beijing last year and attracted a wide array of researchers, many of whom have contributed to this special issue, along with other members of the field.
The papers in this special issue reveal how plant evo-devo is diversifying to encompass many of the most exciting areas of plant biology, from explosive seed dispersal to pollinator attraction, to a developmental model for leaf shapes and a study of the origins of the plant circadian clock.
Read the Editorial before exploring the latest evolution of plant evo-devo, the next 20 years of which promises to be just as exciting as the last.
Mike Whitfield (@mgwhitfield)
This blog post is an edited excerpt from the Editorial that accompanies the special issue, by Elena M. Kramer, Hongzhi Kong, and Mark D. Rausher.