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Abstract

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

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.