Rice Information GateWay (RIGW)
Rice is a major food for the world's population and serves as a model plant in cereal genome research. The Rice Information GateWay (RIGW) 2.0 was updated with the near-complete reference genome assemblies of ZS97RS2 and MH63RS2. ZS97RS2 contained 20 contigs (387.32 Mb), and six chromosomes (i.e. Chr02/Chr06/Chr07/Chr08/Chr10/Chr12) were assembled into single contigs. MH63RS2 contained 19 contigs (387.42 Mb), and seven (i.e. Chr03/Chr04/ Chr05/Chr06/Chr08/Chr10/Chr12) were assembled into single contigs. In addition, 12 and 10 chromosomes contained both telomeres and centromeres in ZS97RS2 and MH63RS2, respectively. We have annotated the indica rice genomes ZS97 and MH63 for gene content, repetitive elements, non-coding RNA, SNPs, inversions, translocations, presence/absence variations, and segmental duplications, etc. Sequence polymorphisms between different rice subspecies indica and japonica have been identified. Designed as a basic platform for indica rice study, RIGW presents the sequenced genomes and related information in systematic and graphical ways for the convenience of in-depth comparative studies.
Table 1. Characteristics of the ZS97RS2 and MH63RS2 genomes
|Total size of assembled contigs (bp)||387,324,985||387,422,159|
|Numbers of gene models/transcripts||60,897/84,957||60,123/83,258|
|Number of non-TE gene loci||37,651||38,047|
|Number of predicted PPI||1,296,100||1,155,115|
|Number of KEGG mapped transcripts||11,272||11,334|
|Number of ortholog genes||29,814||30,980|
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