The Moss Physcomitrella patens (Annual Plant Reviews, Volume by Celia Knight, Pierre-François Perroud, David Cove

By Celia Knight, Pierre-François Perroud, David Cove

Beginning with a bankruptcy which areas Physcomitrella into phylogenetic place, this crucial e-book then covers the subsequent significant issues. inhabitants genetics, genome, transcripts and metabolomics, gene focusing on, hormones, small RNAs, tip progress, chloroplasts, sporophyte improvement, desiccation and oxidative pressure, sugar metabolism, and pathogenesis. With chapters contributed by way of the various World's top employees within the zone, this landmark ebook is key examining for all these learning plant evolutionary biology, genomics, molecular and cellphone biology and genetics.

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Plant Ecology, 151, 85–100. , Velten, J. D. (2005) Desiccation tolerance in bryophytes: a reflection of the primitive strategy for plant survival in dehydrating habitats? Integrated and Comparative Biology, 45, 788–799. R. et al. (2001) Horsetails and ferns are a monophyletic group and the closest living relatives to seed plants. Nature, 409, 618–622. , Wang, B. et al. (2006) The deepest divergences in land plants inferred from phylogenomic evidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103, 15511–15516.

G. g. ). Although the traits that have been surveyed to date are limited, the variety of traits for which demonstrable genetic variation exists suggests that polymorphism is likely to be evident in other traits of greater interest. , 2002) in bryophytes. Nevertheless, classical genetic analysis of natural variation has been underutilized in the moss research community of late, in spite of a rich history of such studies, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s (von Wettstein, 1932; Allen, 1935; 1945; Lewis, 1961).

Given this genetic complexity, it is essential to generate large mapping populations and employ statistical tools to identify genomic regions containing alleles with significant effects on the trait of interest. In conjunction with sophisticated statistical approaches, researchers often use repeated backcrosses to one parent to generate near isogenic lines that segregate for a single locus of interest. Needless to say, these are laborious experiments. In spite of the challenges, natural variation has several attractive attributes for both applied and basic science.

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