Genome survey sequencing of Dioscorea zingiberensis.

  title={Genome survey sequencing of Dioscorea zingiberensis.},
  author={Wen Zhou and Bin Li and Lin Li and Wen Ma and Yuanchu Liu and Shuchao Feng and Zhezhi Wang},
  volume={61 8},
Dioscorea zingiberensis (Dioscoreceae) is the main plant source of diosgenin (steroidal sapogenins), the precursor for the production of steroid hormones in the pharmaceutical industry. Despite its large economic value, genomic information of the genus Dioscorea is currently unavailable. Here, we present an initial survey of the D. zingiberensis genome… CONTINUE READING