New Frontiers in Bryology

Physiology, Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics

Editors: Wood, Andrew J., Oliver, Melvin, Cove, David J. (Eds.)

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The mosses (Bryophatea, Musci) are a diverse and widely distributed group of land plants. Mosses are attractive experimental plants because they exhibit the traditional attributes of good model systems (Le. ease of growth & maintenance, fast generation time, and amenable genetics) with the added advantage of a haploid gametophyte that allowed developmental mutants to be recovered with relative ease. In addition, mosses with the ability to tolerate extreme environmental conditions offer realistic models for the analysis of environmental stress-tolerance; particularly when compared to tracheophytes such as Arabidopsis thaliana in which these important plant phenotypes are either not clearly expressed or entirely lacking. And, in one of the most exciting developments in Plant Biology, efficient homologous recombination occurs in the moss Physcomitrella patens. The ability to perform efficient homologous recombination (Le. gene knock-outs) in P. patens is at present unique amongst all plants and represents an extremely powerful technique for the functional analysis of many plant genes. Over the past 5 years, a world-wide community of moss researchers has evolved. A highly successful "Moss" conference has been held annually (l998-Mumbai, India; 1999-Carbondale, IL, USA; 2000-Villars, Switzerland; 200l-0kazaki, Japan; 2002-Ambleside, UK; 2003-St. Louis, MO, USA) with "Moss 2004" planned to be held in Frieburg Germany. These conferences have been instrumental in the creation & development of strong collaborative ties, and the free exchange of both ideas and materials.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Molecular Phylogeny of Bryophytes and Peculiarities of Their Chloroplast and Mitochondrial DNAs

    Knoop, Volker (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Genomes and Databases

    Kamisugi, Yasuko (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Principles of Targeted Mutagenesis in the Moss Physcomitrella Patens

    Schaefer, Didier (et al.)

    Pages 37-49

  • Applied Genomics in Physcomitrella

    Holtorf, Hauke (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Molecular Biology and Genomics of the Desiccation Tolerant Moss Tortula Ruralis

    Wood, Andrew J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in Bryology
Book Subtitle
Physiology, Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics
Editors
  • Andrew J. Wood
  • Melvin Oliver
  • David J. Cove
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48568-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-306-48568-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1996-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6569-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
96 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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