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Genetic Analysis of Floral Symmetry in Van Gogh's Sunflowers Reveals Independent Recruitment of CYCLOIDEA Genes in the Asteraceae

  • Mark A. Chapman,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Shunxue Tang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Dörthe Draeger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Savithri Nambeesan,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Hunter Shaffer,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jessica G. Barb,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Steven J. Knapp,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Monsanto Company, Woodland, California, United States of America

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  • John M. Burke mail

    jmburke@uga.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: March 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002628

About the Authors

Mark A. Chapman, Savithri Nambeesan, Hunter Shaffer, John M. Burke
Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Shunxue Tang, Dörthe Draeger, Jessica G. Barb, Steven J. Knapp
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jmburke@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAC ST DD SN SJK JMB. Performed the experiments: MAC ST DD SN HS JGB SJK JMB. Analyzed the data: MAC ST DD SN JMB. Wrote the paper: MAC JMB.