Genomic data of Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)

Dataset type: Genomic, Transcriptomic
Data released on October 16, 2018

Sclerocarya birrea is an agriculturally, biologically, medicinally and economically important African orphan crop.
The tree is a single stemmed tree with a wide spreading crown. It is characterised by a grey mottled bark. The tree grows up to 18m tall mostly in low altitudes and open woodlands. The fruits, which ripen between December and March, have a light yellow skin, with white flesh that is rich in vitamin C.
Wikipedia includes in its list of uses; the fruit is used for food in Africa; the tree produces a high quality cooking oil; on an industrial level the fruit is processed where pulp, pips, kernels and kernal oil are extracted and stored for processing. The fruit is also used to make the cream liqueur Amarula, and the oil used in cosmetics.
Here we present draft genome information of Sclerocarya birrea. The assembled genome of Sclerocarya birrea is 331 Mb, and we predict 18937 protein-coding genes for this crop species. We have further analyzed the expansion and contraction of selected gene families, and characterized root-nodule-symbiosis genes, transcription factors and starch biosynthesis related genes in the genome of this species.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Chang, Y., Liu, H., Liu, M., Liao, X., Sahu, S. K., Fu, Y., … Liu, X. (2018). The draft genomes of five agriculturally important African orphan crops. GigaScience, 8(3). doi:10.1093/gigascience/giy152

Related datasets:

doi:10.5524/101057 IsPartOf doi:10.5524/100504

Additional information:

www.africanorphancrops.org

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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf289766  Sclerocarya birrea Description:Genomic DNA extracted from leaf of a S...
Alternative names:marula
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN09356020
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
ReadmeTEXT0.9 KB2018-08-20
Coding SequenceFASTA24.91 MB2018-08-20
Repeat sequenceGFF43.34 MB2018-08-20
otherarchive42.64 MB2018-08-20
Sequence assemblyFASTA316.53 MB2018-08-20
annotationGFF9.28 MB2018-08-20
annotationGFF17.67 KB2018-08-20
protein sequenceFASTA8.64 MB2018-08-20
otherarchive12.81 MB2018-08-20
annotationGFF51.56 KB2018-08-20
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Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
Shenzhen Municipal Government of China No. JCYJ20150831201643396
Shenzhen Municipal Government of China No. JCYJ20150529150409546
State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Genomics No. 2011DQ782025
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Genome Read and Write No. 2017B030301011
Date Action
October 16, 2018 Dataset publish
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
November 12, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample Sclerocarya_birrea_leaf
February 6, 2019 Manuscript Link added : 10.1093/gigascience/giy152