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Review: Bryophytes as model systems for studying evolutionary cell and developmental biology (Plant Cell)

The development of Arabidopsis as a model system greatly advanced the field of plant cell biology by bringing in molecular approaches, so much of our conceptual foundation rests on studies from angiosperms. More recently, model bryophytes, particularly Marchantia polymorpha (liverworts) and Physcomitrium…

KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2-dependent signaling in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha

Mizuno et al. show that genes in the KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2-dependent signaling pathway are conserved in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha and control early development of the thallus. Yohei Mizuno and Junko Kyozuka Background: Plants hormones play crucial roles in growth and development. Karrikins…