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Coconut genome assembly enables evolutionary analysis of palms and highlights signaling pathways involved in salt tolerance

Authors
  • Yang, Yaodong1
  • Bocs, Stéphanie2, 3, 4
  • Fan, Haikuo1
  • Armero, Alix3
  • Baudouin, Luc2, 3
  • Xu, Pengwei5
  • Xu, Junyang5
  • This, Dominique3
  • Hamelin, Chantal2, 3, 4
  • Iqbal, Amjad1
  • Qadri, Rashad1
  • Zhou, Lixia1
  • Li, Jing1
  • Wu, Yi1
  • Ma, Zilong6
  • Issali, Auguste Emmanuel7
  • Rivallan, Ronan2, 3
  • Liu, Na5
  • Xia, Wei1
  • Peng, Ming6
  • And 1 more
  • 1 Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Wenchang, Hainan, 571339, P. R. China , Wenchang (China)
  • 2 CIRAD, UMR AGAP, Montpellier, F-34398, France , Montpellier (France)
  • 3 CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, Montpellier, F-34398, France , Montpellier (France)
  • 4 Bioversity, CIRAD, INRAE, IRD, Montpellier, F-34398, France , Montpellier (France)
  • 5 BGI Genomics, BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 518083, P. R. China , Shenzhen (China)
  • 6 Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science, Haikou, Hainan, 571101, P. R. China , Haikou (China)
  • 7 Centre National De Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)07 B.P. 13, Port Bouet, Côte d’Ivoire , Port Bouet (Côte d’Ivoire)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Communications Biology
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group UK
Publication Date
Jan 22, 2021
Volume
4
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s42003-020-01593-x
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Yaodong Yang et al. report a chromosome-scale genome assembly of the coconut and transcriptome analysis of coconut leaves. Their analysis reveals important steps along the evolutionary trajectory of palms and identifies genes that may play a key role in tolerance to salt stress.

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