Oil Body Formation in Marchantia polymorpha Is Controlled by MpC1HDZ and Serves as a Defense against Arthropod Herbivores

@article{Romani2020OilBF,
  title={Oil Body Formation in Marchantia polymorpha Is Controlled by MpC1HDZ and Serves as a Defense against Arthropod Herbivores},
  author={Facundo Romani and Elizabeta Bani{\'c} and Stevie N. Florent and Takehiko Kanazawa and Jason Q.D. Goodger and Remco Mentink and Tom Dierschke and Sabine Zachgo and Takashi Ueda and John L. Bowman and Miltos Tsiantis and Javier Moreno},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={2815-2828.e8}
}
The origin of a terrestrial flora in the Ordovician required adaptation to novel biotic and abiotic stressors. Oil bodies, a synapomorphy of liverworts, accumulate secondary metabolites, but their function and development are poorly understood. Oil bodies of Marchantia polymorpha develop within specialized cells as one single large organelle. Here, we show that a class I homeodomain leucine-zipper (C1HDZ) transcription factor controls the differentiation of oil body cells in two different… Expand
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