Convergent evolution of shoots in land plants: lack of auxin polar transport in moss shoots.

Abstract

The shoot is a repeated structure made up of stems and leaves and is the basic body plan in land plants. Vascular plants form a shoot in the diploid generation, whereas nonvascular plants such as mosses form a shoot in the haploid generation. It is not clear whether all land plants use similar molecular mechanisms in shoot development or how the genetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2008.00225.x

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