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Title: The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants

Abstract

We report the draft genome sequence of the model moss Physcomitrella patens and compare its features with those of flowering plants, from which it is separated by more than 400 million years, and unicellular aquatic algae. This comparison reveals genomic changes concomitant with the evolutionary movement to land, including a general increase in gene family complexity; loss of genes associated with aquatic environments (e.g., flagellar arms); acquisition of genes for tolerating terrestrial stresses (e.g., variation in temperature and water availability); and the development of the auxin and abscisic acid signaling pathways for coordinating multicellular growth and dehydration response. The Physcomitrella genome provides a resource for phylogenetic inferences about gene function and for experimental analysis of plant processes through this plant's unique facility for reverse genetics.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1165273
Report Number(s):
LBNL-6789E
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 319; Journal Issue: 5859; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: December 13,
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Rensing, Stefan A., Lang, Daniel, Zimmer, Andreas D., Terry, Astrid, Salamov, Asaf, Shapiro, Harris, Nishiyama, Tomaoki, Perroud, Pierre-Francois, Lindquist, Erika A., Kamisugi, Yasuko, Tanahashi, Takako, Sakakibara, Keiko, Fujita, Tomomichi, Oishi, Kazuko, Shin, Tadasu, Kuroki, Yoko, Toyoda, Atsushi, Suzuki, Yutaka, Hashimoto, Shin-ichi, Yamaguchi, Kazuo, Sugano, Sumio, Kohara, Yuji, Fujiyama, Asao, Anterola, Aldwin, Aoki, Setsuyuki, Ashton, Neil, Barbazuk, W. Brad, Barker, Elizabeth, Bennetzen, Jeffrey L., Blankenship, Robert, Cho, Sung Hyun, Dutcher, Susan K., Estelle, Mark, Fawcett, Jeffrey A., Gundlach, Heidrum, Hanada, Kousuke, Melkozernov, Alexander, Murata, Takashi, Nelson, David R., Pils, Birgit, Prigge, Michael, Reiss, Bernd, Renner, Tanya, Rombauts, Stephane, Rushton, Paul J., Sanderfoot, Anton, Schween, Gabriele, Shiu, Shin-Han, Stueber, Kurt, Theodoulou, Frederica L., Tu, Hank, Van de Peer, Yves, Verrier, Paul J., Waters, Elizabeth, Wood, Andrew, Yang, Lixing, Cove, David, Cuming, Andrew C., Hasebe, Mitsayasu, Lucas, Susan, Mishler, Brent D., Reski, Ralf, Grigoriev, Igor V., Quatrano, Rakph S., and Boore, Jeffrey L. The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Rensing, Stefan A., Lang, Daniel, Zimmer, Andreas D., Terry, Astrid, Salamov, Asaf, Shapiro, Harris, Nishiyama, Tomaoki, Perroud, Pierre-Francois, Lindquist, Erika A., Kamisugi, Yasuko, Tanahashi, Takako, Sakakibara, Keiko, Fujita, Tomomichi, Oishi, Kazuko, Shin, Tadasu, Kuroki, Yoko, Toyoda, Atsushi, Suzuki, Yutaka, Hashimoto, Shin-ichi, Yamaguchi, Kazuo, Sugano, Sumio, Kohara, Yuji, Fujiyama, Asao, Anterola, Aldwin, Aoki, Setsuyuki, Ashton, Neil, Barbazuk, W. Brad, Barker, Elizabeth, Bennetzen, Jeffrey L., Blankenship, Robert, Cho, Sung Hyun, Dutcher, Susan K., Estelle, Mark, Fawcett, Jeffrey A., Gundlach, Heidrum, Hanada, Kousuke, Melkozernov, Alexander, Murata, Takashi, Nelson, David R., Pils, Birgit, Prigge, Michael, Reiss, Bernd, Renner, Tanya, Rombauts, Stephane, Rushton, Paul J., Sanderfoot, Anton, Schween, Gabriele, Shiu, Shin-Han, Stueber, Kurt, Theodoulou, Frederica L., Tu, Hank, Van de Peer, Yves, Verrier, Paul J., Waters, Elizabeth, Wood, Andrew, Yang, Lixing, Cove, David, Cuming, Andrew C., Hasebe, Mitsayasu, Lucas, Susan, Mishler, Brent D., Reski, Ralf, Grigoriev, Igor V., Quatrano, Rakph S., & Boore, Jeffrey L. The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants. United States.
Rensing, Stefan A., Lang, Daniel, Zimmer, Andreas D., Terry, Astrid, Salamov, Asaf, Shapiro, Harris, Nishiyama, Tomaoki, Perroud, Pierre-Francois, Lindquist, Erika A., Kamisugi, Yasuko, Tanahashi, Takako, Sakakibara, Keiko, Fujita, Tomomichi, Oishi, Kazuko, Shin, Tadasu, Kuroki, Yoko, Toyoda, Atsushi, Suzuki, Yutaka, Hashimoto, Shin-ichi, Yamaguchi, Kazuo, Sugano, Sumio, Kohara, Yuji, Fujiyama, Asao, Anterola, Aldwin, Aoki, Setsuyuki, Ashton, Neil, Barbazuk, W. Brad, Barker, Elizabeth, Bennetzen, Jeffrey L., Blankenship, Robert, Cho, Sung Hyun, Dutcher, Susan K., Estelle, Mark, Fawcett, Jeffrey A., Gundlach, Heidrum, Hanada, Kousuke, Melkozernov, Alexander, Murata, Takashi, Nelson, David R., Pils, Birgit, Prigge, Michael, Reiss, Bernd, Renner, Tanya, Rombauts, Stephane, Rushton, Paul J., Sanderfoot, Anton, Schween, Gabriele, Shiu, Shin-Han, Stueber, Kurt, Theodoulou, Frederica L., Tu, Hank, Van de Peer, Yves, Verrier, Paul J., Waters, Elizabeth, Wood, Andrew, Yang, Lixing, Cove, David, Cuming, Andrew C., Hasebe, Mitsayasu, Lucas, Susan, Mishler, Brent D., Reski, Ralf, Grigoriev, Igor V., Quatrano, Rakph S., and Boore, Jeffrey L. Tue . "The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1165273.
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title = {The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants},
author = {Rensing, Stefan A. and Lang, Daniel and Zimmer, Andreas D. and Terry, Astrid and Salamov, Asaf and Shapiro, Harris and Nishiyama, Tomaoki and Perroud, Pierre-Francois and Lindquist, Erika A. and Kamisugi, Yasuko and Tanahashi, Takako and Sakakibara, Keiko and Fujita, Tomomichi and Oishi, Kazuko and Shin, Tadasu and Kuroki, Yoko and Toyoda, Atsushi and Suzuki, Yutaka and Hashimoto, Shin-ichi and Yamaguchi, Kazuo and Sugano, Sumio and Kohara, Yuji and Fujiyama, Asao and Anterola, Aldwin and Aoki, Setsuyuki and Ashton, Neil and Barbazuk, W. Brad and Barker, Elizabeth and Bennetzen, Jeffrey L. and Blankenship, Robert and Cho, Sung Hyun and Dutcher, Susan K. and Estelle, Mark and Fawcett, Jeffrey A. and Gundlach, Heidrum and Hanada, Kousuke and Melkozernov, Alexander and Murata, Takashi and Nelson, David R. and Pils, Birgit and Prigge, Michael and Reiss, Bernd and Renner, Tanya and Rombauts, Stephane and Rushton, Paul J. and Sanderfoot, Anton and Schween, Gabriele and Shiu, Shin-Han and Stueber, Kurt and Theodoulou, Frederica L. and Tu, Hank and Van de Peer, Yves and Verrier, Paul J. and Waters, Elizabeth and Wood, Andrew and Yang, Lixing and Cove, David and Cuming, Andrew C. and Hasebe, Mitsayasu and Lucas, Susan and Mishler, Brent D. and Reski, Ralf and Grigoriev, Igor V. and Quatrano, Rakph S. and Boore, Jeffrey L.},
abstractNote = {We report the draft genome sequence of the model moss Physcomitrella patens and compare its features with those of flowering plants, from which it is separated by more than 400 million years, and unicellular aquatic algae. This comparison reveals genomic changes concomitant with the evolutionary movement to land, including a general increase in gene family complexity; loss of genes associated with aquatic environments (e.g., flagellar arms); acquisition of genes for tolerating terrestrial stresses (e.g., variation in temperature and water availability); and the development of the auxin and abscisic acid signaling pathways for coordinating multicellular growth and dehydration response. The Physcomitrella genome provides a resource for phylogenetic inferences about gene function and for experimental analysis of plant processes through this plant's unique facility for reverse genetics.},
doi = {},
journal = {Science},
number = 5859,
volume = 319,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
}