Ferns are the second largest group of vascular land plants after the angiosperms, and occupy a key position in the evolutionary history of land plants. They are also the only major lineage of land plants currently without a reference nuclear genome sequence.

This site is a source for information, resources, and updates on efforts currently underway to sequence the first fern genomes.

See our recently published white paper in GigaScience: Between Two Fern Genomes