Single-molecule sequencing and Hi-C-based proximity-guided assembly of amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) chromosomes provide insights into genome evolution

Damien Lightfoot, David Erwin Jarvis, T. Ramaraj, R. Lee, E. N. Jellen, P. J. Maughan

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Abstract

Background: Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) was a food staple among the ancient civilizations of Central and South America that has recently received increased attention due to the high nutritional value of the seeds, with the potential to help alleviate malnutrition and food security concerns, particularly in arid and semiarid regions of the developing world. Here, we present a reference-quality assembly of the amaranth genome which will assist the agronomic development of the species.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMC Biology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The Erza Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute, The Holmes Family Foundation, and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) supported research reported in this publication.

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