Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tree tobacco plant assembled with MaSuRCA

I am glad to see assemblies of the novel genomes that used MaSuRCA published.  Here is a recent data note published in BMC:

This is an assembly of tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca from Illumina-only data (350bp fragment Paired End library and ~4,000bp fragment mate pair library), that yielded N50 contig size of about 31Kbp.  The assembly size (~3.2Gbp) was bigger than the estimated genome size (~2Gbp) which points to relatively high heterozygosity of the plant.

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