new Pepper Pan GENOME consortium is currently open, join today and enjoy its full benefits!
The Genus Capsicum, commonly referred to as pepper, is a member of the Solanaceae family. The genus includes at least 32 different species, provides a variety of fruit shapes, sizes and tastes and used for culinary, medicinal and ornamental purposes. Total chili pepper production in 2017 was 4.7 million pounds on a total of 18,900 acres, valued at $143 million (NASS, 2017). The species Capsicum annuum is the most common of the five domesticated capsicums, including popular varieties of both sweet peppers and hot chilis. It is a mainly self-pollinated diploid specie with an estimated genome size of 3.48Gbp, most of which (75-85%) is highly repetitive.i
The pepper breeding and research community needs an affordable and fast means to supplement the publicly known reference genomes with other divergent genomes representing the pepper genetic diversity and a comprehensive means to fully capture and explore the intra species genetic variance in genic and nongenic regions alike.
By joining this consortium, you can expand your genomic research efforts - you will benefit from all its de novo assembled genomes, direct linear mappings between all these genomes, transcripts mapping for each of them, statistical report and reciprocal analysis between each genome.
Ilan Paran, Ph.D. (Volcani Center, ARO)