7 de novo genome assemblies complete!

August 15, 2015

For my postdoc research on comparative genomics of Maleae, de novo assemblies of seven species (five Maleae and two outgroups) have been completed! These assemblies were generated with data from short insert and mate-pair libraries and the AllPaths-LG software. These assemblies contain a similar number of eukaryote BUSCOs found in published rosid genomes, and will be used to study gene fate following a whole genome duplication event in the common ancestor of Maleae.

BUSCO results for Maleae genomes. Searches for single-copy plant orthologs (n = 956) were conducted with full optimization of Augustus gene training (--long option). *Published genome assemblies downloaded from the Genome Database for Rosacae.