Gives access to the apple genome. The Apple Genome and Epigenome contains up to date gene annotation, transposable element (TE) annotation, genetic markers, DNA methylation data, small RNA data and microarray probes. The genome was obtained using a homozygous apple variety (a doubled haploid of ‘Golden Delicious’) and by combining several sequencing and mapping technologies. The reference apple genome sequence offers insights into the genome dynamics of a tree and provides a basis for future studies.
Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences (IRHS), Université d’Angers, INRA, AGROCAMPUS-Ouest, Université Bretagne Loire, Angers, France; Research and Innovation Center, Department of Genomics and Biology of Fruit Crops, Fondazione E Mach di San Michele all’Adige, Italy; Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany; UR1164 URGI, Research Unit in Genomics-Info, INRA, Université Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France; Wageningen UR–Bioscience, Wageningen, Netherlands; Department of Biosciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; LIPM, Université de Toulouse, INRA, CNRS, Castanet-Tolosan, France; Agricultural Research Council, Biotechnology Platform, Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa; Wageningen UR–Plant Breeding, Wageningen, Netherlands
The Apple Genome and Epigenome funding source(s)
Supported by the EPICENTER ConnecTalent grant of the Pays de la Loire, the Provincia autonoma di Trento, the EU seventh Framework Programme by the FruitBreedomics project no. 265582: “Integrated approach for increasing breeding efficiency in fruit tree crops, the Max Planck Society and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 1101).