Available here is the genome of the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), the first genome sequenced from the asterid clade. Potato is a member of the Solanaceae, a plant family that includes many other economically important species, such as tomato, petunia, eggplant, tobacco, and pepper. As the potato is both clonally propagated and the world;s most important non-grain food crop, its genome is a valuable agricultural resource. The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium sequenced two species: the heterozygous diploid S. tuberosum Group Tuberosum cultivar, RH89-039-16 (RH), and the doubled monoploid S. tuberosum Group Phureja clone DM1-3 516R44 (DM). The potato genome consists of 12 chromosomes, of which over 80% of the homozygous clone’s 844-megabase genome were assembled. Genome analysis revealed evidence of at least two genome duplication events and identified a number of asterid-specific genes. Comparison between the two clones identified frequent gene variations and mutations, which may cause inbreeding depression.

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Xu, X., Pan, S., Cheng, S., Zhang, B., Mu, D., Ni, P., … Wang, J. (2011). Genome sequence and analysis of the tuber crop potato. Nature, 475(7355), 189–195. doi:10.1038/nature10158 (PubMed: 21743474)

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Accessions (data not in GigaDB):

SRA: SRP007439
ENA: ERP000411
ENA: ERP000627


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
DM1-3 516R444113PotatopotatoSolanum tuberosum
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA90.25 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA66.63 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA45.66 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA61.36 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA58.27 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA52.43 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA50.95 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA41.63 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA51.16 MB2011-11-12
DM1-3 516R44Sequence assemblyFASTA49.89 MB2011-11-12
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