Assembly and annotation of the pea genome

Last week, the Genoscope published the first reference sequence of the pea (a project resulting from the France Genomics Call for Proposals) by combining several methodologies (short and long NGS sequencing, physical and optical mapping). Annotation of this genome will facilitate the characterization of phenotypes of interest in peas and the selection of agronomic properties of this species.

Nature Genetics 51, 1411–1422 (2019)