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dc.contributor.authorHidalgo, O.
dc.contributor.authorPellicer, J.
dc.contributor.authorChristenhusz, Maarten
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, H.
dc.contributor.authorLeitch, I.
dc.identifier.citationHidalgo, O. and Pellicer, J. and Christenhusz, M. and Schneider, H. and Leitch, I. 2017. Genomic gigantism in the whisk-fern family (Psilotaceae): Tmesipteris obliqua challenges record holder Paris japonica. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 183 (4): pp. 509-514.

© 2017 The Linnean Society of London. We report the discovery of the largest fern genome in Tmesipteris obliqua (1C = 150.61 pg), a species belonging to the whisk-fern family, Psilotaceae. Its genome size estimated by flow cytometry is comparable with the largest genome so far reported for any eukaryote, in the monocot Paris japonica (Melanthiaceae; 1C = 152.23 pg). The addition of this new record doubles the range of genome size values so far encountered in ferns from 97.2-fold (0.77-74.84 pg/1C) to 196-fold (0.77-150.61 pg/1C). This finding emphasizes the importance of filling taxonomic gaps in our knowledge to uncover the full extent of genome size diversity across the different lineages of land plants.

dc.titleGenomic gigantism in the whisk-fern family (Psilotaceae): Tmesipteris obliqua challenges record holder Paris japonica
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBotanical Journal of the Linnean Society
curtin.departmentSchool of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)
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