The liverworts are among the most primitive plant forms, and provide new opportunities for studies of plant biology. Their small size, rapid growth, simple genetic architectures and easy transformability make them promising new models systems for developmental and synthetic biology.
This site provides a forum for scientific exchange about the liverwort species Marchantia polymorpha, with a library of relevant PDFs and links to interested laboratories. It is for use by scientists, students and naturalists. In order to post messages, or to download materials, you must be registered on the site. To limit spam, we ask that you provide your contact details on registration.
Splash cup and gemmae on Marchantia polymorpha (photo: Jim Haseloff, Cambridge)