July 7, 2019  |  

Next-generation sequencing of Haematococcus lacustris reveals an extremely large 1.35-megabase chloroplast genome.

Authors: Bauman, Nicholas and Akella, Srividya and Hann, Elizabeth and Morey, Robert and Schwartz, Ariel S and Brown, Rob and Richardson, Toby H

Haematococcus lacustris is an industrially relevant microalga that is used for the production of the carotenoid astaxanthin. Here, we report the use of PacBio long-read sequencing to assemble the chloroplast genome of H. lacustris strain UTEX:2505. At 1.35?Mb, this is the largest assembled chloroplast of any plant or alga known to date. Copyright © 2018 Bauman et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00181-18
Year: 2018

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