Moss transcriptome and beyond.
The ancient land plant Physcomitrella patens is a model system that is becoming increasingly important for plant functional genomics because gene knockouts can be produced with relative ease. Recently, several EST-sequencing projects have been launched as a first step towards a thorough functional characterization of the moss. However, for careful comparison with other plant model systems, the complete genomic sequence is needed as well as the transcriptome.
Rensing, S.A., Rombauts, S., Van de Peer, Y., Reski, R. (2002) Moss transcriptome and beyond. Trends Plant Science 7(12):535-8.
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