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The Franks' Lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms of Development. We presently work in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana, a type of mustard plant. Much of our work has focused on the development of the female reproductive structure the gynoecium. The gynoecium, or seed pod, gives rise to ovules that when fertilized will become the seeds. In fruiting species the gynoecium develops into the fruit. Please check out the links located on the left of this page for more information about who we are and what we do.