Lingping Zhu PhD thesis defence
Congratulations Lingping! Lingping defended her thesis "Polyketide reductases in Gerbera hybrida" on May 6th, 2022
Sporopollenin biosynthesis in Gerbera
NEW! Zhu et al. Horticulture Research 8, 2021: Tetraketide α-pyrone reductases in sporopollenin synthesis pathway in Gerbera hybrida
Teng Zhang PhD thesis defence
Teng Zhang defended his PhD thesis "Developmental patterning of Asteraceae flower heads" on August 20th, 2021. Congratulations!
Researchers determine why the spirals in gerbera inflorescences follow the Fibonacci sequence
The factors underlying the patterning of the hundreds of flowers comprising the inflorescences of gerberas and sunflowers, both representing the...
Why florets in flower heads form Fibonacci spirals?
We combined molecular biology, microscopy and computational modeling to solve this historical question. We examined auxin reporter lines of...
New tools - wounding of gerbera head meristems
Our paper "Repatterning of the inflorescence meristem in Gerbera hybrida after wounding" describes development of mechanical and laser-ablation...
First author profile - Yafei Zhao
Yafei Zhao, first author of TCP and MADS-box transcription factor networks regulate heteromorphic flower type identity in Gerbera hybrida
Don't be fooled: false flowers in Asteraceae
Our newest review article published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology, special issue on Growth and Development, 2021.