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Van der Niet, T; Zollikofer, C P E; Ponce de León, M S; Johnson, S D; Linder, H P (2010). Three-dimensional geometric morphometrics for studying floral shape variation. Trends in Plant Science, 15(8):423-426.

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Variation in floral shape is of major interest to evolutionary and pollination biologists, plant systematists and developmental geneticists. Quantifying this variation has been difficult due to the three-dimensional (3D) complexity of angiosperm flowers. By combining 3D geometric representations of flowers obtained by micro-computed tomography scanning with geometric morphometric methods, well established in zoology and anthropology, floral shape variation can be analyzed quantitatively, allowing for powerful interpretation and visualization of the resulting patterns of variation.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Systematic Botany and Botanical Gardens
07 Faculty of Science > Anthropological Institute and Museum
DDC:580 Plants (Botany)
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Deposited On:23 Jan 2011 20:03
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 20:43
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.tplants.2010.05.005
PubMed ID:20541450
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 12
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