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%% Pryer, Kathleen M.   
   Author = {Dijkhuizen, LW and Brouwer, P and Bolhuis, H and Reichart, G-J and Koppers, N and Huettel, B and Bolger, AM and Li, F-W and Cheng, S and Liu,
             X and Wong, GK-S and Pryer, K and Weber, A and Bräutigam, A and Schluepmann, H},
   Title = {Is there foul play in the leaf pocket? The metagenome of
             floating fern Azolla reveals endophytes that do not fix N2
             but may denitrify.},
   Journal = {New Phytologist},
   Volume = {217},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {453-466},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Dinitrogen fixation by Nostoc azollae residing in
             specialized leaf pockets supports prolific growth of the
             floating fern Azolla filiculoides. To evaluate contributions
             by further microorganisms, the A. filiculoides microbiome
             and nitrogen metabolism in bacteria persistently associated
             with Azolla ferns were characterized. A metagenomic approach
             was taken complemented by detection of N2 O released and
             nitrogen isotope determinations of fern biomass. Ribosomal
             RNA genes in sequenced DNA of natural ferns, their enriched
             leaf pockets and water filtrate from the surrounding ditch
             established that bacteria of A. filiculoides differed
             entirely from surrounding water and revealed species of the
             order Rhizobiales. Analyses of seven cultivated Azolla
             species confirmed persistent association with Rhizobiales.
             Two distinct nearly full-length Rhizobiales genomes were
             identified in leaf-pocket-enriched samples from ditch grown
             A. filiculoides. Their annotation revealed genes for
             denitrification but not N2 -fixation. 15 N2 incorporation
             was active in ferns with N. azollae but not in ferns
             without. N2 O was not detectably released from
             surface-sterilized ferns with the Rhizobiales. N2 -fixing
             N. azollae, we conclude, dominated the microbiome of Azolla
             ferns. The persistent but less abundant heterotrophic
             Rhizobiales bacteria possibly contributed to lowering O2
             levels in leaf pockets but did not release detectable
             amounts of the strong greenhouse gas N2 O.},
   Doi = {10.1111/nph.14843},
   Key = {fds330472}

   Author = {Song, M and Kuo, LY and Huiet, L and Pryer, KM and Rothfels, CJ and Li,
   Title = {A novel chloroplast gene reported for flagellate
   Journal = {American journal of botany},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Botanical Society of America. 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 initially detected a
             putative uncharacterized ORF by the existence of a highly
             conserved region between rps16 and matK in a series of matK
             alignments of leptosporangiate ferns. We mined available
             plastid genomes for this ORF, which we now refer to as
             ycf94, to infer evolutionary selection pressures and assist
             in functional prediction. To further examine the
             transcription of ycf94, we assembled the plastid genome and
             sequenced the transcriptome of the leptosporangiate fern
             Adiantum shastense Huiet & A.R. Sm. Key Results: The ycf94
             predicted protein has a distinct transmembrane domain but
             with no sequence homology to other proteins with known
             function. The nonsynonymous/synonymous substitution rate
             ratio of ycf94 is on par with other fern plastid
             protein-encoding genes, and additional homologs can be found
             in a few lycophyte, moss, hornwort, and liverwort plastid
             genomes. Homologs of ycf94 were not found in seed plants. In
             addition, we report a high level of RNA editing for ycf94
             transcripts-a hallmark of protein-coding genes in fern
             plastomes. Conclusions: The degree of sequence conservation,
             together with the presence of a distinct transmembrane
             domain and RNA-editing sites, suggests that ycf94 is a
             protein-coding gene of functional significance in ferns and,
             potentially, bryophytes and lycophytes. However, the origin
             and exact function of this gene require further
   Doi = {10.1002/ajb2.1010},
   Key = {fds332387}

   Author = {Rothfels, CJ and Pryer, KM and Li, F-W},
   Title = {Next-generation polyploid phylogenetics: rapid resolution of
             hybrid polyploid complexes using PacBio single-molecule
   Journal = {New Phytologist},
   Volume = {213},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {413-429},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Difficulties in generating nuclear data for polyploids have
             impeded phylogenetic study of these groups. We describe a
             high-throughput protocol and an associated bioinformatics
             pipeline (Pipeline for Untangling Reticulate Complexes
             (Purc)) that is able to generate these data quickly and
             conveniently, and demonstrate its efficacy on accessions
             from the fern family Cystopteridaceae. We conclude with a
             demonstration of the downstream utility of these data by
             inferring a multi-labeled species tree for a subset of our
             accessions. We amplified four c. 1-kb-long nuclear loci and
             sequenced them in a parallel-tagged amplicon sequencing
             approach using the PacBio platform. Purc infers the final
             sequences from the raw reads via an iterative approach that
             corrects PCR and sequencing errors and removes PCR-mediated
             recombinant sequences (chimeras). We generated data for all
             gene copies (homeologs, paralogs, and segregating alleles)
             present in each of three sets of 50 mostly polyploid
             accessions, for four loci, in three PacBio runs (one run per
             set). From the raw sequencing reads, Purc was able to
             accurately infer the underlying sequences. This approach
             makes it easy and economical to study the phylogenetics of
             polyploids, and, in conjunction with recent analytical
             advances, facilitates investigation of broad patterns of
             polyploid evolution.},
   Doi = {10.1111/nph.14111},
   Key = {fds322311}

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