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MADS-BOX FAMILY

Enabling the water-to-land transition

A major transitional step in Earth’s history was the conquest of land by plants, which fundamentally changed carbon cycling and elevated oxygen levels. In a moss model of early land plants, three out of six MIKCC-type MADS-box transcription factors ensure external water conduction and the function of motile sperm.

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Fig. 1: The lifecycle of the moss P. patens is an alternation of heterophasic and heteromorphic generations.

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Reski, R. Enabling the water-to-land transition. Nature Plants 4, 67–68 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0101-5

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