Anoplophora glabripennis Official Gene Set OGSv1.2

The Anoplophora glabripennis genome was recently sequenced, assembled and annotated as part of the i5k pilot project by the Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with the McKenna Laboratory at the University of Memphis. The Anoplophora glabripennis research community has manually reviewed and curated the computational gene predictions and generated an official gene set, OGSv1.2. OGSv1.2 was generated by merging gene set AGLA-c0.5.3-Models generated by the Baylor College of Medicine, and community-curated models in the Apollo software, after QC of the Apollo output.

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Data from: Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis illuminates astaxanthin production

For genome assembly of C. zofingiensis strain SAG 211–14, we used a hybrid approach blending short reads (Illumina), long reads (Pacific Biosciences of California), and whole-genome optical mapping (OpGen) (SI Appendix, SI Text and Datasets S1–S19, and refer to SI Appendix, Datasets Key). The combined power of these approaches yielded a high-quality haploid nuclear genome of C. zofingiensis of ∼58 Mbp distributed over 19 chromosomes (Fig. 2) in the tradition of model organism projects, as opposed to the fragmentary “gene-space” assemblies typical of modern projects using high-throughput methods and associated software. Approximately 99% of reads from the Illumina genomic libraries were accounted for, and nonplaceholder chromosomal sequence covers ∼94% of the optical map. Because no automated pipeline was found able to achieve the desired quality, methods are described in SI Appendix, SI Text.

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Pachypsylla venusta genome assembly v1.0

The Baylor College of Medicine has sequenced and annotated the Pachypsylla venusta genome as part of the i5k pilot project. This dataset presents the Pachypsylla venusta genome v1.0. This assembly version is the pre-release version, prior to filtering and quality control by the National Center for Biotechnology Information's GenBank resource.

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Pachypsylla venusta genome annotations v0.5.3

This dataset presents the Pachypsylla venusta gene set BCM_v_0.5.3. RNA-Seq data was used with additional protein homology data for a MAKER automated annotation of the Pachypsylla venusta genome assembly 1.0.

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Blattella germanica Official Gene Set OGSv1.0

The Blattella germanica genome was recently sequenced and annotated as part of the i5k pilot project by the Baylor College of Medicine. The Blattella germanica research community has manually reviewed and curated the computational gene predictions and generated an official gene set, OGSv1.0.

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Genes of viral origin in the Microplitis demolitor genome

Microplitis demolitor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid used as a biological control agent to control larval-stage Lepidoptera and serves as a model for studying the function and evolution of symbiotic viruses in the genus Bracovirus. Using RNA-Seq data for this species and manual annotation of genes of viral origin, we annotated a high-quality gene set including 171 virus-derived protein-coding genes.

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Professor: A Motorized Field-Based Phenotyping Cart

An easy-to-customize, low-cost, low disturbance, motorized, and adjustable proximal sensing cart for field-based high-throughput phenotyping is described. General dimensions, motor specifications, and a remote operation application are given. The cart, named "Professor", supports mounting multiple proximal sensors and cameras for characterizing plant traits grown under field conditions.

Professor field phenotyping cart with image array in a cotton field.

The GRIN-Global Project

GRIN-Global (GG) is a database application that enables genebanks to store and manage information associated with plant genetic resources (germplasm) and deliver that information globally. The GRIN-Global project's mission is to provide a scalable version of the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) suitable for use by any interested genebank in the world.

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