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Populus tremula - Reference Genome
Resource Type
Genome Assembly
Program, Pipeline, Workflow or Method Name
Hierarchical assembly approach
Program Version
1.0 P. tremula
Date Performed
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:33
Data Source
Description and Download
P. tremula genome was assembled using a hierarchical assembly approach that comprised separate contig assemblies of the 454 and Illumina data that were merged in a stepwise manner, with the final merged assembly subsequently scaffolded using the MP libraries. Other approaches were tested including: hybrid assemblies using the CLC de novo tool, ABySS, and GS-Assembler, but these approaches performed worse than the hierarchical approach. The P. tremuloides genome was produced using a single assembly of Illumina short-read, PE libraries assembly was performed using only ABySS. Both assemblies contained >100,000 scaffolds and had relatively low contiguity. Source:


Genomic scaffolds
All Gene Models CDS (fasta format)
All Gene Models Protein (fasta format)
All Gene Models GFF (Fasta format)
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