The selaginella genome identifies genetic changes associated with the evolution of vascular plants

Jo Ann Banks, Tomoaki Nishiyama, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, John L. Bowman, Michael Gribskov, Claude DePamphilis, Victor A. Albert, Naoki Aono, Tsuyoshi Aoyama, Barbara A. Ambrose, Neil W. Ashton, Michael J. Axtell, Elizabeth Barker, Michael S. Barker, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Nicholas D. Bonawitz, Clint Chapple, Chaoyang Cheng, Luiz Gustavo Guedes Correa, Michael DacreJeremy DeBarry, Ingo Dreyer, Marek Elias, Eric M. Engstrom, Mark Estelle, Liang Feng, Cédric Finet, Sandra K. Floyd, Wolf B. Frommer, Tomomichi Fujita, Lydia Gramzow, Michael Gutensohn, Jesper Harholt, Mitsuru Hattori, Alexander Heyl, Tadayoshi Hirai, Yuji Hiwatashi, Masaki Ishikawa, Mineko Iwata, Kenneth G. Karol, Barbara Koehler, Uener Kolukisaoglu, Minoru Kubo, Tetsuya Kurata, Sylvie Lalonde, Kejie Li, Ying Li, Amy Litt, Eric Lyons, Gerard Manning, Takeshi Maruyama, Todd P. Michael, Koji Mikami, Saori Miyazaki, Shin Ichi Morinaga, TakashiMurata, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, David R. Nelson, Mari Obara, Yasuko Oguri, Richard G. Olmstead, Naoko Onodera, Bent Larsen Petersen, Birgit Pils, Michael Prigge, Stefan A. Rensing, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Alison W. Roberts, Yoshikatsu Sato, Henrik Vibe Scheller, Burkhard Schulz, Christian Schulz, Eugene V. Shakirov, Nakako Shibagaki, Naoki Shinohara, Dorothy E. Shippen, Iben Sørensen, Ryo Sotooka, Nagisa Sugimoto, Mamoru Sugita, Naomi Sumikawa, Milos Tanurdzic, Günter Theißen, Peter Ulvskov, Sachiko Wakazuki, Jing Ke Weng, William W.G.T. Willats, Daniel Wipf, Paul G. Wolf, Lixing Yang, Andreas D. Zimmer, Qihui Zhu, Therese Mitros, Uffe Hellsten, Dominique Loqué, Robert Otillar, Asaf Salamov, Jeremy Schmutz, Harris Shapiro, Erika Lindquist, Susan Lucas, Daniel Rokhsar, Igor V. Grigoriev

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    Abstract

    Vascular plants appeared ∼410 million years ago, then diverged into several lineages of which only two survive: the euphyllophytes (ferns and seed plants) and the lycophytes. We report here the genome sequence of the lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii (Selaginella), the first nonseed vascular plant genome reported. By comparing gene content in evolutionarily diverse taxa, we found that the transition from a gametophyte- to a sporophyte-dominated life cycle required far fewer new genes than the transition from a nonseed vascular to a flowering plant, whereas secondary metabolic genes expanded extensively and in parallel in the lycophyte and angiosperm lineages. Selaginella differs in posttranscriptional gene regulation, including small RNA regulation of repetitive elements, an absence of the trans-acting small interfering RNA pathway, and extensive RNA editing of organellar genes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)960-963
    Number of pages4
    JournalScience
    Volume332
    Issue number6032
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 20

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    Banks, J. A., Nishiyama, T., Hasebe, M., Bowman, J. L., Gribskov, M., DePamphilis, C., Albert, V. A., Aono, N., Aoyama, T., Ambrose, B. A., Ashton, N. W., Axtell, M. J., Barker, E., Barker, M. S., Bennetzen, J. L., Bonawitz, N. D., Chapple, C., Cheng, C., Correa, L. G. G., ... Grigoriev, I. V. (2011). The selaginella genome identifies genetic changes associated with the evolution of vascular plants. Science, 332(6032), 960-963. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1203810