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Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns.

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Ferns are well known for their shade-dwelling habits. Their ability to thrive under low-light conditions has been linked to the evolution of a novel chimeric photoreceptor--neochrome--that fuses red-sensing phytochrome and blue-sensing phototropin modules into a single gene, thereby optimizing phototropic responses. Despite being implicated in facilitating the diversification of modern ferns, the origin of neochrome has remained a mystery. We present evidence for neochrome in hornworts (a bry...

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10.1073/pnas.1319929111

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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
111
Issue:
18
Pages:
6672-6677
Publication date:
2014-05-01
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Source identifiers:
465810

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