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Advances in Botanical Research, Volume 78: Genomes and Evolution of Charophytes, Bryophytes, Lycophytes and Ferns

Features reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology
Focuses on the genomes and evolution of charophytes, bryophytes, lycophytes, and ferns
Offers a first time compilation on non-flowering plant genomes
Helps unravel how land plants evolved

Series: Advances in Botanical Research Volume: 78

By: Stefan A Rensing (Editor)

319 pages, 11 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Mar 2016 | #229116 | ISBN-13: 9780128011027
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $159/€146 approx

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Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. The series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology. Volume 78 focuses on the Genomes and Evolution of Charophytes, Bryophytes, Lycophytes, and Ferns. Sequencing of genomes of 'lower' animals such as sponges or hydrozoans has much informed our understanding of how metazoans evolved.

On the plant side of things, sequencing and comparison of a moss and lycophyte genome with those of green algae and flowering plants has greatly informed our understanding of plant evolution. However, it has also become clear that we need to look into genomes of the closest algal relatives to land plants, the charophytes, and into further genomes of bryophytes, lycophytes, and ferns to unravel how land plants evolved.


Technological Innovations Give Rise to a New Era of Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology
    Keiko Sakakibara
Co-Evolution of Organelle RNA Editing and Nuclear Specificity Factors in Early Land Plants
    Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdinger and Volker Knoop
The Genome of the Model Moss Physcomitrella patens
    Daniel Lang , Nico van Gessel, Kristian K. Ullrich and Ralf Reski
The Ceratodon purpureus Transcriptome Ushers in the Era of Moss Comparative Genomics
    Stuart F. McDaniel, Pierre-François Perroud, Andrew C. Cuming and Peter Szövenyí
The Sphagnum Genome Project: A New Model For Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
    A. Jonathan Shaw, Jeremy Schmutz, Nicolas Devos, Shengqiang Shu, Alyssa A. Carrell and David J. Weston
The Genome of the Model Species Anthoceros agrestis
    Péter Szövényi
Evolutionary Genomics of Ferns and Lycophytes
    Emily B. Sessa and Joshua P. Der
The Genomes of Charophyte Green Algae
    Charles F. Delwiche

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Rensing works at the Department of Cell Biology, University of Marburg, and the Institute of Biology II, University of Freiburg.

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