Diversification of ftsZ During Early Land Plant Evolution

  title={Diversification of ftsZ During Early Land Plant Evolution},
  author={Stephan A Rensing and Justine Kiessling and Ralf Reski and Eva L. Decker},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
The plastid division proteins FtsZ are encoded by a small nuclear gene family in land plants. Although it has been shown for some of the gene products that they are imported into plastids and function in plastid division, the evolution and function of this gene family and their products remain to be unraveled. Here we present two new ftsZ genes from the moss Physcomitrella patens and compare the genomic structure of members of the two plant ftsZ gene families. Comparison of sequence features… CONTINUE READING

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