Physcomitrella patens (spreading earthmoss, physcomitrella moss) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-115268 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 08 Nov 2019
Organism information
Physcomitrella patens
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Class Bryopsida
Order Fnariales
Family Funariaceae
Genus Physcomitrella
Species Physcomitrella patens
  • Aphanorrhegma patens
  • spreading earthmoss
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  • physcomitrella moss
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Plants
Wild
Characteristics related to biosafety
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The moss can be found in wet locations with damp soil. These sites often border water such as around lakes and rivers.
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Widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. Found in Northern and central Europe, Asia and North America. However, isolates are also available from Africa and Australia.
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  • Research
Additional Information
Physcomitrella patens is a model organism used for studying plant evolution, development and physiology because the species is a basal lineage of land plants (first land plants). Thus, the species is considered to be at an important phylogenetic position for understanding evolution to 'higher' plants. P. patens has also emerged as a model plant because of its high homologous recombination frequency that enables efficient gene targeting, a relatively simple morphology and a small genome size (~500Mb). The moss genome contains 27 chromosomes with 32,926 loci encoding 87,533 protein-coding transcripts.
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