Accession PRJCA001524
Title The whole genome sequencing of tung tree (Vernicia Fordii)
Relevance Agricultural
Data types Whole genome sequencing
Genome sequencing and assembly
Raw sequence reads
Genome sequencing
Organisms Vernicia fordii
Description Tung tree (Vernicia fordii), a woody oil plant native to China a, is widely distributed in the subtropical area. As an oil crop, economic traits involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and oil accumulation are the targets of improved breeding efficiency for tung tree. However, identification of important genes, gene families and marker loci associated with oil content, fatty acid composition, and fruit yield has been hampered due to a lack of genetic and genomic information. The objective of this project is to obtain the whole genome sequence information and provide valuable resources for molecular breeding and genetic improvement of tung tree. A high-quality, chromosome-scale tung tree genome sequence of 1.12 Gb with 28,422 predicted genes and over 73% repeat sequences were achieved. Tung tree genome was assembled by combining Illumina short reads, PacBio single-molecule real-time long reads and Hi-C sequencing data.
Sample scope plant leaves
Release date 2019-06-23
PubMed ID Article title Journal name DOI Year
32224189 Tung Tree (Vernicia fordii) Genome Provides A Resource for Understanding Genome Evolution and Improved Oil Production Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 10.1016/j.gpb.2019.03.006 2019
Agency program Grant ID Grant title
the National Key R&D Program of China 2017YFD0600703
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 31770720
Submitter Lin    Zhang  (
Organization Central South University of Forestry and Technology
Submission date 2019-06-21

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CRA001732 The whole genome sequencing of tung tree (Vernicia Fordii)