Exploring the conservation of the molecular tool kits for asymmetric cell division (ACD) in plants.

Evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo) aims to understand, at a molecular level, how developmental processes become modified during evolution. Explaining the evolution of morphology through developmental genetics is pivotal to understand present-day developmental complexity and biodiversity.

In the context of plant evolution, the transition from unicellular to multicellular growth in the sporophyte has a great significance. An important question to address in plant Evo-Devo is how symmetric and asymmetric cell divisions (ACDs) are regulated and executed and which are the key molecular factors involved in this phenomena.