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Research Project: Identification, Evaluation, and Implementation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Weeds of Southeastern Ecosystems

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: The complete chloroplast genome of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

Author
item Mcculloch, Graham - UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
item Hereward, James - UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
item Lake, Ellen
item Smith, Melissa
item Purcell, Matthew - AUSTRALIAN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL LABORATORY, ARS
item Walter, Gimme - UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Submitted to: Mitochondrial DNA Part B
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/29/2018
Publication Date: 7/10/2018
Citation: Mcculloch, G., Hereward, J., Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Purcell, M., Walter, G. 2018. The complete chloroplast genome of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 3(2)746-747. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1483755.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1483755

Interpretive Summary: The Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, is a rapidly spreading environmental weed in Florida, United States. We used Illumina whole genome shotgun sequencing to reconstruct the complete chloroplast genome of L. microphyllum. We investigated the phylogenetic placement of this species within the Leptosporangiate ferns. The chloroplast genome is 158,891 bp and contains 87 protein coding genes, four rRNA genes, and 27 tRNA genes. Thirty-three genes contained internal stop codons, a common feature in Leptosporangiate fern genomes. The L. microphyllum genome has been deposited in GenBank under accession number MG761729.

Technical Abstract: The Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, is a rapidly spreading environmental weed in Florida, United States. We reconstructed the complete chloroplast genome of L. microphyllum from Illumina whole genome shotgun sequencing, and investigate the phylogenetic placement of this species within the Leptosporangiate ferns. The chloroplast genome is 158,891 bp and contains 87 protein coding genes, four rRNA genes, and 27 tRNA genes. Thirty-three genes contained internal stop codons, a common feature in Leptosporangiate fern genomes. The L. microphyllum genome has been deposited in GenBank under accession number MG761729.