Friday, February 12, 2021

LeafGo: A Workflow That Enables High-Quality Seven-Day Plant Genome Assembly 

A team of scientists from KAUST used a new rapid de novo assembly workflow to create genomes of the Eucalyptus species E. camaldulensis What does the ideal genome assembly look like? High-quality, free of errors, with no gaps, and all haplotypes resolved. It’s a big ask, especially with challenging genomes like plants that are rich in repetitive content with high levels of heterozygosity and complex polyploidy. Moreover, such assemblies often require a combination of technologies, such as sequencing plus optical mapping. But a team of scientists at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Core Labs (@kaust_corelabs), proved…

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