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Summary
Abbreviation
E. glaucum
Genus
Ensete
Species
glaucum
Common Name
Snow banana
Description

Ensete glaucum (2n=18) is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for its unique swollen bulbous base and large leaves. It is native from Asia with a large distribution range in India, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

The genome sequencing of this species is the result of the collaboration between SCBG CAS, University of Leicester, CIRAD and the Alliance of Bioversity International-CIAT. This reference genome was obtained by Oxford nanopore and HI-C technologies processed at NextOmics.

 

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Publication
Wang Z, Rouard M, Biswas MK, Droc G, Cui D, Roux N, Baurens FC, Ge XJ, Schwarzacher T, Heslop-Harrison PJS, Liu Q. A chromosome-level reference genome of Ensete glaucum gives insight into diversity and chromosomal and repetitive sequence evolution in the Musaceae.. GigaScience. 2022 Apr 30; 11.
Analyses
NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly and Annotation of E. glaucumEVM/PASAJun 10th, 2020
Statistics
Statistics of genome assembly

Value

Estimated genome size (Mb)

563

Assembled genome size (bp)

481,507,213

Chromosome number

9

Contig N50 (Mb)

10.84

Scaffold N50 (Mb)

55

GC rate (%)

38.2

Assembly Busco score (complete) 96.8%

Gene number

36 836

Annotation Busco score (complete) 94.5%
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