The two chromosomes of the mitochondrial genome of a sugarcane cultivar: assembly and recombination analysis using long PacBio reads

August 2016

Jeremy R. Shearman, Chutima Sonthirod, Chaiwat Naktang, Wirulda Pootakham, Thippawan Yoocha, Duangjai Sangsrakru, Nukoon Jomchai, Somvong Tragoonrung, and Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang

Scientists in Thailand used long-read sequencing to assemble the mitochondrial genome of a sugarcane cultivar from southeast Asia, producing two circular chromosomes. The project supports theories that all modern commercial hybrid plants descend from S. officinarum plants in New Guinea. BluePippin size selection was used to produce 20 kb libraries for PacBio sequencing.

Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 31533.
doi: 10.1038/srep31533

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