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Genetic analysis of a mutant class of Physcomitrella patens in which the polarity of gravitropism is reversed

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In the moss Physcomitrella patens, single-cell protonemata and multicellular gametophores respond to reorientation relative to the gravity vector by growing negatively gravitropically. A mutant class in which the protonemata, but not the gametophores, respond by growing towards gravity has been identified. In this paper, we describe the isolation of additional mutants of this class. Complementation and segregation ratio analyses were carried out on these mutants, which indicate that a single gene may mutate to switch the polarity of gravitropism.

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Knight, C.D., Futers, T.S. & Cove, D.J. Genetic analysis of a mutant class of Physcomitrella patens in which the polarity of gravitropism is reversed. Molec. Gen. Genet. 230, 12–16 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00290643

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Key words

  • Physcomitrella patens
  • Gravitropism
  • Genetic analysis