Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

BMC Genomics

Volume

12

Publication Date

1-1-2011

First Page

99

Last Page

99

DOI

10.1186/1471-2164-12-99

Abstract

Because of their phylogenetic position and unique characteristics of their biology and life cycle, ferns represent an important lineage for studying the evolution of land plants. Large and complex genomes in ferns combined with the absence of economically important species have been a barrier to the development of genomic resources. However, high throughput sequencing technologies are now being widely applied to non-model species. We leveraged the Roche 454 GS-FLX Titanium pyrosequencing platform in sequencing the gametophyte transcriptome of bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) to develop genomic resources for evolutionary studies.

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