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Gene organization deduced from the complete sequence of liverwort Marchantia polymorpha mitochondrial DNA. A primitive form of plant mitochondrial genome.
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The complete sequence of the liverwort mitochondrial DNA was determined and 94 possible genes in the sequence of 186,608 base-pairs were detected, including genes for three species of ribosomal RNA, 29 genes for 27 species of transfer RNA and 30 open reading frames for functionally known proteins. Expand
The tify family previously known as ZIM.
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A genome-wide survey of the Arabidopsis proteins having the ZIM domain is presented and it is proposed to rename the domain and family as tify, after the most conserved amino acid motif characterizing the members of this family. Expand
Chloroplast gene organization deduced from complete sequence of liverwort Marchantia polymorpha chloroplast DNA
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The complete sequence of the chloroplast DNA from a liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, is determined and the gene organization is deduced, including coding sequences for four kinds of ribosomal RNAs, 32 species of transfer RNAs and 55 identified open reading frames for proteins, which are separated by short A+T-rich spacers. Expand
Functional Genomic Analysis of the HY2 Family of Ferredoxin-Dependent Bilin Reductases from Oxygenic Photosynthetic Organisms
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Three new classes of bilin reductases with distinct substrate/product specificities that are involved in the biosynthesis of the phycobiliprotein chromophore precursors phycoerythrobilin andphycocyanobilin are defined. Expand
Expression and Biochemical Properties of a Ferredoxin-Dependent Heme Oxygenase Required for Phytochrome Chromophore Synthesis1
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The results show that the basic mechanism of heme cleavage has been conserved between plants and other organisms even though the function, subcellular localization, and cofactor requirements of he me oxygenases differ substantially. Expand
Application of Lifeact Reveals F-Actin Dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana and the Liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha
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The application of a new probe called Lifeact, a short peptide comprising 17 amino acids that was derived from yeast Abp140p, for visualizing F-actin in plant cells is reported, suggesting that Lifeact could be a useful tool for studying the actin cytoskeleton in a wide range of plant lineages. Expand
Characterization of the haem oxygenase protein family in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals a diversity of functions.
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All members of the HO1 subfamily (HY1, HO3 and HO4) are active monomeric HOs and can convert haem to BV IXalpha using spinach Fd (ferredoxin) as an electron donor and display similar kinetic parameters indicating they all have a possible involvement in PHY chromophore biosynthesis. Expand
The Arabidopsis HY2 Gene Encodes Phytochromobilin Synthase, a Ferredoxin-Dependent Biliverdin Reductase
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The isolation of the HY2 gene by map-based cloning is described and it is suggested that HY2 is a unique gene in the Arabidopsis genome that is related to a family of proteins found in oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. Expand
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of the haploid liverwort Marchantia polymorpha L., an emerging model for plant biology.
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The efficient and rapid Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of M. polymorpha should provide molecular techniques to facilitate comparative genomics, taking advantage of this unique model plant that retains many features of the common ancestor of land plants. Expand
Gene organization of the liverwort Y chromosome reveals distinct sex chromosome evolution in a haploid system
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The findings indicate that the Y and X chromosomes share the same ancestral autosome and support the prediction that in a haploid organism essential genes on sex chromosomes are more likely to persist than in a diploid organism. Expand
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