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A cis‐acting bidirectional transcription switch controls sexual dimorphism in the liverwort

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dc.contributor.author Hisanaga, Tetsuya en
dc.contributor.author Okahashi, Keitaro en
dc.contributor.author Yamaoka, Shohei en
dc.contributor.author Kajiwara, Tomoaki en
dc.contributor.author Nishihama, Ryuichi en
dc.contributor.author Shimamura, Masaki en
dc.contributor.author Yamato, Katsuyuki T en
dc.contributor.author Bowman, John L en
dc.contributor.author Kohchi, Takayuki en
dc.contributor.author Nakajima, Keiji en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T04:32:47Z en
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T04:32:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-01-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10061/13097 en
dc.description.abstract Plant life cycles alternate between haploid gametophytes and diploid sporophytes. While regulatory factors determining male and female sexual morphologies have been identified for sporophytic reproductive organs, such as stamens and pistils of angiosperms, those regulating sex‐specific traits in the haploid gametophytes that produce male and female gametes and hence are central to plant sexual reproduction are poorly understood. Here, we identified a MYB‐type transcription factor, MpFGMYB, as a key regulator of female sexual differentiation in the haploid‐dominant dioicous liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha. MpFGMYB is specifically expressed in females and its loss resulted in female‐to‐male sex conversion. Strikingly, MpFGMYB expression is suppressed in males by a cis‐acting antisense gene SUF at the same locus, and loss‐of‐function suf mutations resulted in male‐to‐female sex conversion. Thus, the bidirectional transcription module at the MpFGMYB/SUF locus acts as a toggle between female and male sexual differentiation in M. polymorpha gametophytes. Arabidopsis thaliana MpFGMYB orthologs are known to be expressed in embryo sacs and promote their development. Thus, phylogenetically related MYB transcription factors regulate female gametophyte development across land plants. ja
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher EMBO press en
dc.rights © 2018 The Authors. Published under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license ja
dc.subject Antisense Transcription en
dc.subject LncRNA en
dc.subject Marchantia Polymorpha en
dc.subject R2R3 MYB‐Type Transcription Factor ja
dc.subject Sexual Differentiation en
dc.title A cis‐acting bidirectional transcription switch controls sexual dimorphism in the liverwort ja
dc.type.nii Journal Article en
dc.contributor.transcription ナカジマ, ケイジ ja
dc.contributor.alternative 中島, 敬二 ja
dc.textversion publisher en
dc.identifier.abstracturl http://emboj.embopress.org/content/early/2019/01/02/embj.2018100240#abstract-3 en
dc.identifier.jtitle The EMBO Journal en
dc.relation.doi 10.15252/embj.2018100240 en
dc.identifier.artnum e100240 en
dc.identifier.NAIST-ID 73290215 en
dc.relation.pmid 30609993 en


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