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Table of Contents
|Putting Physcomitrella patens on the Tree of Life: The Evolution and Ecology of Mosses|
|Introduction to Physcomitrella|
|The position of P. patens on the tree of life|
|Relationships within the mosses|
|Evolution and ecology of the mosses|
|General implications for evolutionary processes in mosses|
|The Genetic Basis of Natural Variation in Bryophyte Model Systems|
|Genetic variation among bryophyte populations|
|Mapping genes underlying natural variants|
|Assigning genes to phenotypes|
|A short history of P. patens genomics|
|Features of the P. patens nuclear genome|
|Comparisons with seed plants and algae|
|Computational resources for P. patens|
|Conclusions and outlook|
|Gene targeting in eukaryotes|
|Gene targeting in P. patens: practical aspects|
|Targeted gene replacement versus targeted insertion|
|Mechanisms of gene targeting|
|Unanswered questions and future prospects|
|The Small RNAs of Physcomitrella patens: Expression, Function and Evolution|
|Introduction to small RNAs|
|Classes of small silencing RNAs|
|Expression of P. patens small RNAs|
|Biogenesis of P. patens small RNAs: Dicers, Slicers and other utensils|
|Targets of P. patens small RNAs|
|Evolution of plant miRNAs|
|Tip Growth in the Moss Physcomitrella patens|
|Morphology and structure of a tip cell|
|Environmental signals affecting polar cell elongation|
|Cellular structural components involved in polar cell elongation|
|Gametangia Development in the Moss Physcomitrella patens|
|Development of the gametangia|
|Development of the gametangia after fertilization is accompanied by growth of the sporophyte|
|Gene-trap lines with GUS expression in the gametangia|
|Chloroplasts of Physcomitrella patens|
|Transcription of plastid genes by two plastid RNA polymerases PEP and NEP|
|Rhythmic expression of the plastid PSBD gene|
|Post-transcriptional regulation in plastids|
|Carbon and Energy Metabolism|
|Carbon and energy allocation|
|Sucrose metabolism and transport|
|Hexose metabolism and transport|
|Energy homeostasis and Snf1-related kinases|
|Technical note on database searches and tree construction|
|Hormonal Regulation of Development by Auxin and Cytokinin in Moss|
|Major plant hormone routes are established in bryophytes|
|Auxin and cytokinin interaction|
|Other growth regulating substances|
|The Role of Abscisic Acid in Stress Tolerance|
|Tolerance of P. patens to abiotic stresses and the effects of ABA|
|Physiological and morphological changes during the establishment of tolerance|
|Expression of stress-related genes|
|Global responses to stress at the transcription level|
|The ABA-signalling pathway|
|Pathogenesis in Mosses|
|Recent advances in molecular plant pathology|
|Experimental advantages of P. patens|
|Developing a P. patens pathosystem|
|Responses of P. patens to infection|
|Selecting P. patens genes for functional studies of disease|
|Future directions and opportunities|
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