The evolution of chloroplast genome structure in ferns.

@article{Wolf2010TheEO,
  title={The evolution of chloroplast genome structure in ferns.},
  author={Paul G Wolf and Jessie M Roper and Aaron M. Duffy},
  journal={Genome},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={731-8}
}
The plastid genome (plastome) is a rich source of phylogenetic and other comparative data in plants. Most land plants possess a plastome of similar structure. However, in a major group of plants, the ferns, a unique plastome structure has evolved. The gene order in ferns has been explained by a series of genomic inversions relative to the plastome organization of seed plants. Here, we examine for the first time the structure of the plastome across fern phylogeny. We used a PCR-based strategy to… CONTINUE READING

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