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Complete plastid genome assembly of invasive plant, Centaurea diffusa

Kathryn G Turner, Christopher J Grassa

Abstract

Invasive plants present both problems and possibilities for discovery, which may be addressed utilizing new genomic tools. Here we present the completed plastome assembly for the problematic invasive weed, Centaurea diffusa. This new tool represents a significant contribution to future studies of the ecological genomics of invasive plants, particularly this weedy genus, and studies of the Asteraceae in general.