June 3-6, 2018
St. Petersburg, FL
“The international molecular moss science society (iMOSS) aims to foster research on and scientific exchange about flagellate plants (i.e. photosynthetic eukaryotes that possess flagellate sperm). The MOSS meeting started out in 1998 as a meeting of the Physcomitrella community. iMOSS now encompasses experimental research involving all flagellate plants, including laboratory model systems like Physcomitrella and Marchantia, ecologically important communities such as peatlands or desert crusts, and comparative genomics across land plants and green algae. In essence, the concept of "Koke" - the Japanese word applied to tiny plants and plant-like organisms - is what we see as "moss".