Annual Plant Reviews Volume 36: The Moss

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 36: The Moss

Editor(s): Celia D. Knight, Pierre-François Perroud, David J. Cove

Published Online: 10 JUL 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405181891

Online ISBN: 9781444316070

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316070

About this Book

The Moss Physcomitrella patens has rapidly become an experimental model of choice for many aspects of molecular, cell and developmental biology in plant sciences. With a recently sequenced genome, which has further fuelled interest and research, Physcomitrella is accruing various new labels, from 'a green yeast' to the Drosophila, Caenorhabditis or Zebra fish of plant sciences.

A truly international collaboration, this timely volume brings together a selection of chapters each composed by experts in their field. The chapters included cover a broad range:

  • From those using P. patens as a marker against other species for evolutionary or ecological studies
  • To those investigating the unique features of P. patens, e.g. gene targeting
  • To those using moss, either as a comparator for other organisms or because of the ease of study in moss, to investigate standard biological processes

This landmark publication is essential reading for anyone studying plant evolutionary biology, genomics, molecular and cell biology and genetics. Libraries in all universities and research establishments, where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught, should have copies of this important book on their shelves.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 3

      Comparative Genomics (pages 42–75)

      Stefan A. Rensing, Daniel Lang and Andreas D. Zimmer

    4. Chapter 4

      Gene Targeting (pages 76–112)

      Yasuko Kamisugi and Andrew C. Cuming

    5. Chapter 7

      Gametangia Development in the Moss Physcomitrella patens (pages 167–181)

      Rumiko Kofuji, Takeshi Yoshimura, Haruko Inoue, Keiko Sakakibara, Yuji Hiwatashi, Tetsuya Kurata, Tsuyoshi Aoyama, Kunihiko Ueda and Mitsuyasu Hasebe

    6. Chapter 9

      Carbon and Energy Metabolism (pages 211–245)

      Mattias Thelander, Anders Nilsson and Hans Ronne

    7. Chapter 11

      The Role of Abscisic Acid in Stress Tolerance (pages 282–297)

      Sung Hyun Cho, Klaus von Schwartzenberg and Ralph Quatrano

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