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 becoming known as the Drosophila of plant sciences.
Commencing with a chapter which places Physcomitrella into phylogenetic position, this important publication then covers the following major topics. Population genetics, genome, transcripts and metabolomics, gene targeting, hormones, small RNAs, tip growth, chloroplasts, sporophyte development, dessication and oxidative stress, sugar metabolism, and pathogenesis.
With chapters contributed by many of the World's leading workers in the area, this landmark book is essential reading for all those studying plant evolutionary biology, genomics, molecular and cell biology and genetics. Libraries in all universities and research establishments, where biological sciences are studied and taught, should have copies of this book on their shelves.
Putting Physcomitrella on the Tree of Life
Prof. Brent Mishler, University of Berkeley, US
Dr Stuart McDaniel, Washington University, St Louis, US
Genome, transcripts and metabolomics
Dr Stefan Rensing, University of Freiburg, Germany
Dr Yasuko Kamisugi and Dr Andrew Cuming, University of Leeds, UK
Hormones (cytokinin, auxin and ABA)
Dr Klaus von Schwarzenberg, University of Hamburg, Germany
Dr Michael Axtell, Penn State University, US
Dr Pierre-Francois Perroud and Dr Magdelana Bezanilla, Washington University, St Louis and University of Massachusetts
Dr Yuki Yasamura, John Innes Centre, UK
Prof. Mitsuyasu Hasebe NIBB, Okazaki, Japan
Desiccation and oxidative Stress
Prof. Ralph Quatrano, Washington University, St Louis, US
Prof. Hans Ronne, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Dr Michael Lawton, Ruttgers University, US