Released: Triticum turgidum Durum Wheat Svevo Rel. 2.0 pseudomolecules

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The Triticum turgidum Durum Wheat Svevo Rel. 2.0 pseudomolecules (2024)
The reference genome durum wheat cultivar Svevo (Maccaferri et al., 2019), defined as Triticum turgidum Durum Wheat Svevo Rel. 1.0 pseudomolecules (2019), has been updated to a Platinum-quality level (RefSeq2.0), fulfilling with the ultimate requirements of contiguity, completeness, correctness. PACBIO HiFi long read 35X sequencing was coupled with Bionano Optical Mapping, producing 259 Hybrid scaffolds (N50 = 112.3 Mb) that were ordered by Hi-C data into 14 contiguous pseudomolecules spanning 10.4 Gb (Svevo v2). A complete and accurate gene annotation was generated by coupling Illumina RNA-seq and Nanopore Isoseq sequencing of 58 samples representative of a range of tissues and developmental stages from plants grown under optimal conditions or exposed to biotic, abiotic, and nutrient stresses (drought, heat, salinity, nitrogen, Fusarium graminearum infection). A total of 68,154 high-confidence and 93,888 low-confidence protein-coding genes, 3,241 ncRNAs and 7,959 pseudogenes and low-confidence predictions have been displayed on the Genome Browser.

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Institutions participating in the “Svevo Platinum” collaborative project
• CREA Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy
• Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
• Crop Development Centre and Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
• Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
• Department of plant science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
• Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
• Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, IA, USA
• Earlham Institute, Norwich, United Kingdom
• Helmholtz Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Plant Genome and Systems Biology, Neuherberg, Germany
• Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
• Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
• Institute of Experimental Botany, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc, Czech Republic
• CREA Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Arezzo, Italy
• CREA Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Foggia, Italy
• CNR Institute for Biosciences and Bioresources, Bari, Italy
• CNR Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, Milano, Italy
• ENEA, Casaccia Research Center, Rome, Italy
• University of Bari, Bari, Italy
• Scuola superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Pisa, Italy
• Barilla, Parma, Italy
• USDA-ARS, Cereal Crops Research Unit, Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, ND USA
• USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA, USA
• Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
• ICARDA, Rabat, Morocco
• Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
• Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
• Earlham Institute, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
• University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
• University of Udine, Udine, Italy

This work has been funded by the following projects/funding organizations PanWheatGrain, AGRITECH (part of PNRR Next Generation EU), Canadian Tetraploid Pan Genomics, Horizon EU PRO-GRACE (contract n. 101094738‬), German Ministry of Education and Research (de.NBI 031A536), PlantaSyst, E-crops PON Agrifood Program, Contract ARS01_01136).