The rubber tree genome reveals new insights into rubber production and species adaptation

  title={The rubber tree genome reveals new insights into rubber production and species adaptation},
  author={Chaorong Tang and Meng Yang and Yongjun Fang and Yingfeng Luo and Shenghan Gao and Xiaohu Xiao and Zewei An and Binhui Zhou and B. Dongdong Zhang and Xinyu Tan and Hoong-Yeet Yeang and Yunxia Qin and Jianghua Yang and Qiang Lin and Hailiang Mei and Pascal Montoro and Xiangyu Long and Jiyan Qi and Yuwei Hua and Zilong He and Min Sun and Wen Jie Li and Xia Zeng and Han Cheng and Ying Liu and Jin Yang and Wei-Min Tian and Nansheng Zhuang and Rizhong Zeng and Dejun Li and Peng He and Zhe Li and Zhi Zou and Shuangli Li and Chenji Li and Jixiang Wang and Dong Wei and Chao-Qiang Lai and Wei Luo and Jun Jie Yu and Songnian Hu and Huasun Huang},
  journal={Nature Plants},
The Para rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is an economically important tropical tree species that produces natural rubber, an essential industrial raw material. Here we present a high-quality genome assembly of this species (1.37 Gb, scaffold N50 = 1.28 Mb) that covers 93.8% of the genome (1.47 Gb) and harbours 43,792 predicted protein-coding genes. A striking expansion of the REF/SRPP (rubber elongation factor/small rubber particle protein) gene family and its divergence into several laticifer… CONTINUE READING
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