Data released on November 24, 2014
The Plum (Prunus mume), was domesticated in China more than 3,000 years ago as ornamental plant and fruit, is one of the first genomes among Prunus subfamilies of Rosaceae to be sequenced.
DNA from the plum was collected in Tongmai town, Tibet, China. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 101.4 X with short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes ( 180bp, 500bp, 800bp, 2kb, 5kb, 10kb, 20kb and 40kb) on a HiSeq 2000 sequencer.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 28.4 Gb with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 31.8 kb and 577.8 kb respectively.