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    • A novel chloroplast gene reported for flagellate plants. 

      Song, M; Kuo, L; Huiet, L; Pryer, KM; Rothfels, CJ; Li, F (American journal of botany, 2018-01)
      PREMISE OF THE STUDY:Gene space in plant plastid genomes is well characterized and annotated, yet we discovered an unrecognized open reading frame (ORF) in the fern lineage that is conserved across flagellate plants. METHODS:We ...
    • A revised family-level classification for eupolypod II ferns (Polypodiidae: Polypodiales) 

      Rothfels, CJ; Sundue, MA; Kuo, L; Larsson, A; Kato, M; Schuettpelz, E; Pryer, KM (Taxon, 2012-01-01)
      We present a family-level classification for the eupolypod II clade of leptosporangiate ferns, one of the two major lineages within the Eupolypods, and one of the few parts of the fern tree of life where family-level ...
    • Fern genomes elucidate land plant evolution and cyanobacterial symbioses. 

      Li, F; Brouwer, P; Carretero-Paulet, L; Cheng, S; De Vries, J; Delaux, P; Eily, A; ... (10 authors) (Nature plants, 2018-07-02)
      Ferns are the closest sister group to all seed plants, yet little is known about their genomes other than that they are generally colossal. Here, we report on the genomes of Azolla filiculoides and Salvinia cucullata ...
    • Genes Translocated into the Plastid Inverted Repeat Show Decelerated Substitution Rates and Elevated GC Content. 

      Li, F; Kuo, L; Pryer, KM; Rothfels, CJ (Genome biology and evolution, 2016-08-25)
      Plant chloroplast genomes (plastomes) are characterized by an inverted repeat (IR) region and two larger single copy (SC) regions. Patterns of molecular evolution in the IR and SC regions differ, most notably by a reduced ...
    • rbcL and matK earn two thumbs up as the core DNA barcode for ferns. 

      Li, F; Kuo, L; Rothfels, CJ; Ebihara, A; Chiou, W; Windham, MD; Pryer, KM (PloS one, 2011-01)
      BACKGROUND: DNA barcoding will revolutionize our understanding of fern ecology, most especially because the accurate identification of the independent but cryptic gametophyte phase of the fern's life history--an endeavor ...