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Analysis of Meiosis in Nonmodel Tropical Plants: The Case of Carica papaya Linn
To develop plants that are more tolerant to drought, marginal soil fertility, and diseases and that satisfy demands for high yield, new cultivars of the tropical fruit papaya (Carica papaya L.) are needed. Nonetheless,in ...
The Tiny Twig Epiphyte Erycina pusilla, a Model for Orchid Genome and Breeding Research
Erycina pusilla is an orchid species from the tropics with a wide distribution in neotropical America. It is a fast-growing tiny twig epiphytic orchid and blooms constantly throughout the year. Approximately 28 MIKC/MADS-box ...
The Breeding of Phalaenopsis Hybrids
The lush and exuberant subtropical forests of South East Asia are home to about 60 native species of Phalaenopsis orchids. Results from research into evolutionary and reproductive relationships within this genus are reported ...
The Roles of MADS-Box Genes During Orchid Floral Development
Orchids have flowers of unique beauty that are remarkable for their zygomorphic syndrome, which can be summarized as a floral architecture based on three categories of organs at the perianth: external tepals, internal ...
Regulation of Flowering in Orchids
Orchids constitute the largest families within the flowering plants; they are one of the most highly evolved groups in the angiosperms; and because of their flashy flowers many species from several genera are very prominent ...