Pseudo-chromosome–length genome assembly of a double haploid “Bartlett” pear (Pyrus communis L.)

  title={Pseudo-chromosome–length genome assembly of a double haploid “Bartlett” pear (Pyrus communis L.)},
  author={Gareth Linsmith and Stephane Rombauts and Sara Montanari and Cecilia Hong Deng and Jean Marc Celton and Philippe Gu{\'e}rif and Chang Liu and Rolf Lohaus and Jason D. Zurn and Alessandro Cestaro and Nahla V. Bassil and Linda V. Bakker and Elio G. W. M. Schijlen and Susan E Gardiner and Yves Lespinasse and C. E. Durel and Riccardo Velasco and David B. Neale and David Chagn{\'e} and Yves van de Peer and Michela Troggio and Luca Di Bianco},
We report an improved assembly and scaffolding of the European pear (Pyrus communis L.) genome (referred to as BartlettDHv2.0), obtained using a combination of Pacific Biosciences RSII Long read sequencing (PacBio), Bionano optical mapping, chromatin interaction capture (Hi-C), and genetic mapping. A total of 496.9 million bases (Mb) corresponding to 97% of the estimated genome size were assembled into 494 scaffolds. Hi-C data and a high-density genetic map allowed us to anchor and orient 87… 

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