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Marchantia polymorpha is a liverwort, and has been attracting great attention again as a new model organism. The plant develops from single-cell spores and undergoes morphogenesis under the microscope. Marchantia is a new testbed for reprogramming of plant development and physiology. As part of the OpenPlant initiative (www.openplant.org), we have established a common syntax for plant DNA parts (Phytobricks, Patron et al., 2015), are characterising collections of IP-free (Kahl et al., 2018) DNA parts, and developing toolkits genetic engineering in this simple plant system (Pollak et al., 2019; Sauret-Gueto et al., 2020). We have established a library of core promoters from a near-complete collection of Marchantia transcription factors (and other genes). We used them to generate new plant lines which are marked with multispectral fluorescent protein markers. On this website, we share representative confocal microscopic images of the promoter tested at the gemma stage.


This website was created by Ignacio Pehuen Romani and is operated by the Synthetic Biology and Reprogramming of Plant Systems group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The content on this site is provided under CC-BY 4.0.
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This work was funded as part of the BBSRC/EPSRC OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre Grant BB/L014130/1, BBSRC BB/F011458/1, BBSRC BB/T007117/1


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Prof. Jim Haseloff: jh295(at)cam.ac.uk
Dr. Facundo Romani: fr391(at)cam.ac.uk
Synthetic Biology and Reprogramming of Plant Systems
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
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Cambridge CB2 3EA
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