The genome of Theobroma cacao

Argout, X., Salse, J., Aury, J. M., Guiltinan, M. J., Droc, G., Gouzy, J., Allegre, M., Chaparro, C., Legavre, T., Maximova, S. N., Abrouk, M., Murat, F., Fouet, O., Poulain, J., Ruiz, M., Roguet, Y., Rodier-Goud, M., Barbosa-Neto, J. F., Sabot, F., Kudrna, D., Ammiraju, J. S. S., Schuster, S. C., Carlson, J. E., Sallet, E., Schiex, T., Dievart, A., Kramer, M. R., Gelley, L., Shi, Z., Bérard, A., Viot, C., Boccara, M., Risterucci, A. M., Guignon, V., Sabau, X., Axtell, M. J., Ma, Z., Zhang, Y, Brown, S., Bourge, M., Golser, W., Song, X., Clement, D., Rivallan, R., Tahi, M., Akaza, J. M., Pitollat, B., Gramacho, K., D'Hont, A., Brunel, D., Infante, D., Kebe, I., Costet, P., Wing, R., McCombie, W. R., Guiderdoni, E., Quetier, F., Panaud, O., Wincker, P., Bocs, S., Lanaud, C. (2011) The genome of Theobroma cacao. Nature Genetics, 43 (2). pp. 101-108. ISSN 10614036

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21186351
DOI: 10.1038/ng.736

Abstract

We sequenced and assembled the draft genome of Theobroma cacao, an economically important tropical-fruit tree crop that is the source of chocolate. This assembly corresponds to 76% of the estimated genome size and contains almost all previously described genes, with 82% of these genes anchored on the 10 T. cacao chromosomes. Analysis of this sequence information highlighted specific expansion of some gene families during evolution, for example, flavonoid-related genes. It also provides a major source of candidate genes for T. cacao improvement. Based on the inferred paleohistory of the T. cacao genome, we propose an evolutionary scenario whereby the ten T. cacao chromosomes were shaped from an ancestor through eleven chromosome fusions. © 2011 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > annotation > sequence annotation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > Mapping and Rendering > Sequence Rendering
organism description > plant > theobroma
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > McCombie lab
CSHL Cancer Center Shared Resources > DNA Sequencing Service
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 18:59
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 21:02
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/15599

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