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Phylogeny of Non-flowering Plants

Robbin C. Moran and collaborators

Funding for this project is being sought with other researchers from the National Science Foundation’s GoLife program. It proposes to build a species-level phylogeny for the non-flowering land plants, including all gymnosperms, ferns, lycophytes, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts—a total of 30-40,000 species. I will help identify and provide samples of certain groups of ferns and lycophytes that be sequenced, and morphological data for ferns. The project is being organized primarily by Dr. Emily Sesse at the University of Florida, Gainesville.