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- Lucas, Susan, et al. Show all 70 Authors
- Science 2008 v.319 no.5859 pp. 64-69
- Angiospermae; Physcomitrella patens; abscisic acid; algae; aquatic environment; auxins; genes; models; mosses and liverworts; nucleotide sequences; phylogeny; signal transduction; water temperature
- ... 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 ...