The Naming of Names: Guidelines for Gene Nomenclature in Marchantia

Plant Cell Physiol. 2016 Feb;57(2):257-61. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcv193. Epub 2015 Dec 7.


While Marchantia polymorpha has been utilized as a model system to investigate fundamental biological questions for over almost two centuries, there is renewed interest in M. polymorpha as a model genetic organism in the genomics era. Here we outline community guidelines for M. polymorpha gene and transgene nomenclature, and we anticipate that these guidelines will promote consistency and reduce both redundancy and confusion in the scientific literature.

Keywords: Gene nomenclature; Liverwort; Marchantia polymorpha; Model organism.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genes, Plant*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Marchantia / classification*
  • Marchantia / genetics*
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • Transgenes