Data released on March 21, 2014
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 (http://faostat.fao.org/).
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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