Genome of the tropical plant Marchantia inflexa: implications for sex chromosome evolution and dehydration tolerance

@article{Marks2019GenomeOT,
  title={Genome of the tropical plant Marchantia inflexa: implications for sex chromosome evolution and dehydration tolerance},
  author={Rose A. Marks and J. Smith and Q. Cronk and C. Grassa and D. N. Mcletchie},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
We present a draft genome assembly for the tropical liverwort, Marchantia inflexa, which adds to a growing body of genomic resources for bryophytes and provides an important perspective on the evolution and diversification of land plants. We specifically address questions related to sex chromosome evolution, sexual dimorphisms, and the genomic underpinnings of dehydration tolerance. This assembly leveraged the recently published genome of related liverwort, M. polymorpha, to improve scaffolding… Expand
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