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Draft genome of the aquatic moss Fontinalis antipyretica (Fontinalaceae, Bryophyta)

By Jin Yu, Linzhou Li, Sibo Wang, Shanshan Dong, Ziqiang Chen, Nikisha Patel, Bernard Goffinet, Huan Liu, Yang Liu

Posted 30 Apr 2020
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.29.069583

Background: Mosses compose one of the three lineages that form the sister group to extant vascular plants. Having emerged from an early split in the diversification of embryophytes, mosses may offer complementary insights into the evolution of traits following the transition to and colonization of land. Here, we report the draft nuclear genome of Fontinalis antipyretica (Fontinalaceae, Hypnales), a charismatic aquatic moss widespread in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. We sequenced and de novo assembled its genome using the 10 x genomics method. The genome comprises 486.3 Mb, with a scaffold N50 of 38.8 kb. The assembly captured 89.4% of the 303 genes in the BUSCO eukaryote dataset. The newly generated F. antipyretica genome is the third genome of mosses, and the second genome for a seedless aquatic plant. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.

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