Assembling the Setaria italica L. Beauv. genome into nine chromosomes and insights into regions affecting growth and drought tolerance

@article{Tsai2016AssemblingTS,
  title={Assembling the Setaria italica L. Beauv. genome into nine chromosomes and insights into regions affecting growth and drought tolerance},
  author={Kevin J. Tsai and Mei-Yeh Jade Lu and Kai-Jung Yang and Meng-yun Li and Yu-Chuan Teng and Shihmay Chen and Maurice S. B. Ku and Wen-Hsiung Li},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6}
}
The diploid C4 plant foxtail millet (Setaria italica L. Beauv.) is an important crop in many parts of Africa and Asia for the vast consumption of its grain and ability to grow in harsh environments, but remains understudied in terms of complete genomic architecture. To date, there have been only two genome assembly and annotation efforts with neither assembly reaching over 86% of the estimated genome size. We have combined de novo assembly with custom reference-guided improvements on a popular… 

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