The difference between simple and complex leaves

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The shape of leaves is highly variable. A new study shows that changes in plant homeobox genes seem to underlie some of the variation, although a major regulator of those genes remains unchanged.

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Figure 1: Artistic representation of Cardamine hirsuta.

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Kellogg, E. The difference between simple and complex leaves. Nat Genet 38, 865–866 (2006) doi:10.1038/ng0806-865

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