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The Physcomitrella Genome Reveals Evolutionary Insights into the Conquest of Land by Plants
We report the draft genome sequence of the model moss Physcomitrella patens and compare its features with those of flowering plants, from which it is separated by more than 400 million years, andExpand
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Microbial Cell Factories
Transgenic plants are promising alternatives for the production of recombinant pharmaceutical proteins (plant molecular farming). Plants as higher eukaryotes perform posttranslational modificationsExpand
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Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression by MicroRNAs
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) control gene expression in animals and plants. Like another class of small RNAs, siRNAs, they affect gene expression posttranscriptionally. While siRNAs in addition act inExpand
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Development, Genetics and Molecular Biology of Mosses
: The first descriptions of sex chromosomes in plants, of the continuity of chromosomes during the mitotic cycle and of non-Mendelian inheritance as well as the introduction of UV-mutagenesis toExpand
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An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens
Background:Analyses of complete genomes and large collections of gene transcripts have shown that most, if not all seed plants have undergone one or more genome duplications in their evolutionaryExpand
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Plant nuclear gene knockout reveals a role in plastid division for the homolog of the bacterial cell division protein FtsZ, an ancestral tubulin.
Little is known about the division of eukaryotic cell organelles and up to now neither in animals nor in plants has a gene product been shown to mediate this process. A cDNA encoding a homolog of theExpand
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Genome-Wide Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis of Plant Transcriptional Regulation: A Timeline of Loss, Gain, Expansion, and Correlation with Complexity
Evolutionary retention of duplicated genes encoding transcription-associated proteins (TAPs, comprising transcription factors and other transcriptional regulators) has been hypothesized to beExpand
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Dating the early evolution of plants: detection and molecular clock analyses of orthologs
Orthologs generally are under selective pressure against loss of function, while paralogs usually accumulate mutations and finally die or deviate in terms of function or regulation. Most orthologExpand
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Induction of budding on chloronemata and caulonemata of the moss, Physcomitrella patens, using isopentenyladenine
The bud-inducing effect of the cytokinin N6-(Δ2-isopentenyl)-adenine (i6-Ade) was examined in the moss Physcomitrella patens growing in liquid culture. Under these conditions, buds could be inducedExpand
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The evolution of nuclear auxin signalling
BackgroundThe plant hormone auxin directs many aspects of plant growth and development. To understand the evolution of auxin signalling, we compared the genes encoding two families of crucialExpand
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