(Solanum lycopersicum) is an excellent model species to study the genetic processes that give rise to variation in development. A number of wild species closely related to tomato can be found in the genus Solanum. Together these represent a huge source of variation in many developmental traits, including shade avoidance and leaf morphology. Moreover, a complete set of genomic and molecular tools have been developed for this species, including introgression lines ...
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    Sinha Lab at the University of California, Davis focuses on studying fundamental mechanisms of leaf development, using model organisms such as tomato and maize. In order to understand how leaves evolved we are also looking at other organisms like Welwitschia mirabilis, ferns, cycads and basal and derived Angiosperms. Our website will let visitors learn about not only the projects we are working on, but also about the people working on these projects.

March 2012 Compound Leaf Development in Tomato The Evolution of Leaf Development Natural Variation in Leaf Morphology Results from Mutation of a Novel KNOX Gene
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