Chromosome-level genome assembly of Solanum pimpinellifolium
Date:2024-06-14 Page Views: 10

Hongyu Han, Xiuhong Li, Tianze Li, Qian Chen, Jiuhai Zhao, Huawei Zhai, Lei Deng, Xianwen Meng & Chuanyou Li


Solanum pimpinellifolium, the closest wild relative of the domesticated tomato, has high potential for use in breeding programs aimed at developing multi-pathogen resistance and quality improvement. We generated a chromosome-level genome assembly of S. pimpinellifolium LA1589, with a size of 833 Mb and a contig N50 of 31 Mb. We anchored 98.80% of the contigs into 12 pseudo-chromosomes, and identified 74.47% of the sequences as repetitive sequences. The genome evaluation revealed BUSCO and LAI score of 98.3% and 14.49, respectively, indicating high quality of this assembly. A total of 41,449 protein-coding genes were predicted in the genome, of which 89.17% were functionally annotated. This high-quality genome assembly serves as a valuable resource for accelerating the biological discovery and molecular breeding of this important horticultural crop.

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