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Author Lang, Daniel ♦ Zimmer, Andreas D. ♦ Rensing, Stefan A. ♦ Reski, Ralf
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Trend Plant Sci ♦ Plant Biodiversity ♦ Physcomitrella Genome ♦ Efficient Gene ♦ Draft Genome ♦ Angiosperm Specie ♦ Green Algae ♦ Flowering Plant ♦ Land Plant ♦ Simple Moss Tissue ♦ Key Evolutionary Position Halfway ♦ Plant Molecular Biology ♦ Molecular Biodiversity ♦ Well-developed Molecular Toolbox ♦ Cur-rent Aswell ♦ Plant Research ♦ Haploid Physcomitrella ♦ Evolutionary Insight ♦ Genome Data ♦ Model Organism ♦ Patens Research ♦ The500 Mega Base Pair ♦ Future Tool
Abstract For decades, plant molecular biology has focused on only a few angiosperm species. Recently, the500 mega base pairs (Mb) of the haploid Physcomitrella patens genomewere sequenced and annotated.Mosses such as P. patens occupy a key evolutionary position halfway between green algae and flowering plants. This draft genome, in comparison to existing genome data from other plants, allows evolutionary insights into the con-quest of land by plants and the molecular biodiversity that land plants exhibit. As a model organism, P. patens provides a well-developed molecular toolbox, including efficient gene targeting in combination with the morphologically simple moss tissues. We describe cur-rent aswell as future tools for P. patens research and the prospects they offer for plant research in general.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2008-01-01