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Pteridology

Li, Fay-Wei [1], Petlewski, Alaina [1], Wickell, David [1], Kuo, Li-Yaung [2].

A Roadmap for Fern and Lycophyte Genome Sequencing.

The large genomes of ferns have long deterred genome sequencing efforts. To date, only two heterosporous ferns with remarkably small genomes, Azolla filiculoidesand Salvinia cucullata, have been sequenced. However, as sequencing technologies continue to improve and become more affordable, generating high-quality, “normal-sized” fern genomes is within reach. Here we provide new genome size data and discuss candidates for whole genome sequencing. In particular, we identified 18 species representing major branches in the fern phylogeny that are worth pursuing. Finally, we will present our current progress in sequencing several fern and lycophyte genomes.


1 - Cornell University, Boyce Thompson Institute, 533 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA
2 - Institute of Molecular & Cellular Biology, National Tsing Hua Universi, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Keywords:
ferns
Lycophytes
genome
Nanopore
Optical mapping.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number: 0015
Abstract ID:396
Candidate for Awards:None


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