The first of hopefully many papers from the Genealogy of Flagellate Plants project is out, in Applications in Plant Sciences (link here)! In this paper, we present the GoFlag 451 and GoFlag 408 probe sets, both of which target hundreds of low-copy nuclear loci and can be used across land plants (our focus is non-flowering plants), providing a powerful resource for generating large nuclear data sets to resolve phylogenetic relationships at varying evolutionary scales. These probe sets are extremely effective at capturing hundreds of loci even in samples with very low DNA yields, which helps allow researchers to leverage old specimens for phylogenomic-scale analyses. The paper is open access, and the probes and a pipeline for processing the data are available!
The GoFlag project was the central part of my postdoc at the University of Florida, so I am particularly glad to see this paper out. Keep an eye out for other papers from this project coming out in the near future, and reach out if you have any questions about using this probe set for your own research!