Study : Thinopyrum elongatum Genome Sequencing and Assembly
Thinopyrum elongatum Genome Sequencing and Assembly
Thinopyrum elongatum (syn. Agropyron elongatum or Lophopyrum elongatum) is a grass of the Triticeae family with a diploid E genome (2n = 2X = 14) that is native to Eurasia and which is thought to be the basic genome donor for various tetra-, hexa-, and even deca-ploid species in the Thinopyrum genus. We sequenced and assembled the genome of Th. elongatum using a combination of technologies, which resulted in a 4.63 Gb assembly with a contig N50 size of 2.15 Mb and a scaffold N50 size of 73.24 Mb.