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Molecular basis of angiosperm tree architecture
- Hollender, Courtney A., Dardick, Chris
- The new phytologist 2015 v.206 no.2 pp. 541-556
- Magnoliophyta, forestry, fruit trees, industry, molecular genetics, orchards
- 541 I. 541 II. 542 III. 546 IV. 547 V. 552 552 References 553 SUMMARY: The architecture of trees greatly impacts the productivity of orchards and forestry plantations. Amassing greater knowledge on the molecular genetics that underlie tree form can benefit these industries, as well as contribute to basic knowledge of plant developmental biology. This review describes the fundamental components of branch architecture, a prominent aspect of tree structure, as well as genetic and hormonal influences inferred from studies in model plant systems and from trees with non‐standard architectures. The bulk of the molecular and genetic data described here is from studies of fruit trees and poplar, as these species have been the primary subjects of investigation in this field of science.