JCR | Improved Gossypium raimondii genome using a Hi-C-based proximity-guided assembly
Aug 31, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR
[Introduction] Genome sequence plays an important role in both basic and applied studies. Gossypium raimondii, the putative contributor of the D subgenome of upland cotton (G. hirsutum), highlights the need to improve the genome quality rapidly and efficiently.

[Methods] We performed Hi-C sequencing of G. raimondii and reassembled its genome based on a set of new Hi-C data and previously published scaffolds. We also compared the reassembled genome sequence with the previously published G. raimondii genomes for gene and genome sequence collinearity.

[Result] A total of 98.42% of scaffold sequences were clustered successfully, among which 99.72% of the clustered sequences were ordered and 99.92% of the ordered sequences were oriented with high-quality. Further evaluation of results by heat-map and collinearity analysis revealed that the current reassembled genome is significantly improved than the previous one (Nat Genet 44:98–1103, 2012).

[Conclusion] This improvement in G. raimondii genome not only provides a better reference to increase study efficiency but also offers a new way to assemble cotton genomes. Furthermore, Hi-C data of G. raimondii may be used for 3D structure research or regulating analysis.

[Title] Improved Gossypium raimondii genome using a Hi-C-based proximity-guided assembly

[Authors] YANG Qiuhong, ZUO Dongyun, CHENG Hailiang, ZHANG Youping, WANG Qiaolian, JAVARIA Ashraf, FENG Xiaoxu, LI Simin, CHEN Xiaoqin, LIU Shang & SONG Guoli

Journal of Cotton Research 2021, 423

https://doi.org/10.1186/s42397-021-00096-2
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