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Data released on March 21, 2014

Genomic data of the watermelon (Citrullus lanatus).

Bombarely, A; Gao, S; Guo, S; Guo, X; Ham, B; He, H; Huang, M; Huang, S; Lin, K; Lucas, W, J; Mao, L; Min, J; Mueller, L, A; Murat, F; Pang, E; Ren, Y; Salse, J; Sun, H; Tan, T; Wang, Z; Xu, Y; Zhang, H; Zhang, J; Zhang, Y; Zhang, Z; Zhang, Z; Zhao, H; Zheng, Y; Zhong, S; Hu, Q; Kuang, H; Ni, P; Wang, B; Liu, J; Hou, W; Kou, Q; Zou, X; Jiang, J; Gong, G; Klee, K; Schoof, H; Huang, Y; Hu, X; Dong, S; Liang, D; Wang, J; Wu, K; Xia, Y; Zhao, X; Zheng, Z; Xing, M; Liang, X; Huang, B; Lv, T; Wang, J; Yin, Y; Yi, H; Li, R; Wu, M; Levi, A; Zhang, X; Giovannoni, J, J; Wang, J; Li, Y; Fei, Z; Xu, Y (2014): Genomic data of the watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus is an important cucurbit crop grown throughout the world. The annual world production of watermelon is about 90 million tons, making it among the top five most consumed fresh fruits (
We sequenced the 0.425 Gb genome to a depth of approximately 108.6 x with short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes ( 100-200 bp, 400 bp, 2 kb, 5 kb, 10 kb and 20 kb) on a HiSeq 2000 sequencer.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 46.18 Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 26.38 kb and 2.38 Mb respectively. We identified 23,440 protein-coding genes.

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Guo, S., Zhang, J., Sun, H., Salse, J., Lucas, W. J., Zhang, H., … Wang, Z. (2012). The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions. Nature Genetics, 45(1), 51–58. doi:10.1038/ng.2470 (PubMed: 23179023)

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA72695


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Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Watermelon 971033654wild melonCitrullus lanatus Cultivar:97103
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):no...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):not r...
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
ReadmeTEXT0.51 KB2014-03-21
Watermelon 97103OtherUNKNOWN32.57 KB2014-03-21
Watermelon 97103Sequence assemblyFASTA344.44 MB2014-03-21
Watermelon 97103Coding sequenceFASTA26.59 MB2014-03-21
Watermelon 97103AnnotationGFF7.2 MB2014-03-21
Watermelon 97103Protein sequenceFASTA10.24 MB2014-03-21
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