The physiology and genetics of fruit formation: from genes to networks

Fruit Look (FP7-Marie Curie)

Seventh Framework Programme Marie Curie Actions


The physiology and genetics of fruit formation: from genes to networks (FRUIT LOOK)

FRUIT LOOK aims to address the following key questions:
Which are the genetic and molecular networks regulating fruit formation and morphology?
Do plant hormones act as morphogens during fruit development?
Can we elaborate a model able to explain fruit forms?
Fruit development is a genetically programmed process, unique to flowering plants, which provides a suitable environment for seed maturation and seed dispersal. Given the fundamental nature of both the dietary and biological significance of fruit, molecular dissection of fruit development has considerable interest


Fruit look kick-off meeting

11-12 June 2014, NY
Venue: New York Botanical Gardens , NY
Host: Barbara Ambrose, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) USA



  • Italy1 Simona Masiero
    Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI) Italy

  • Spain1Cristina Ferrándiz
    Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (CSIC-IBMCP), Spain
  • Sweden1Eva Sundberg
    Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

  • USA1Barbara Ambrose
    The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) USA

  • USA1Robert Franks
    North Carolina State University (NCSU) USA

  • USA1Aureliano Bombarely
    Department of Horticulture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 24061 USA



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