Mango Genome Sequencing

About This Project

Mango fruit is one of the delicious fruit of India exported to many countries. The green unripe fruits are used in curries, sharbats and pickles. More than 75X coverage of 20Kb SMRTbell library was generated to produce high-quality draft genome of Mango. We used Falcon assembler for genome assembly followed by polishing using Quiver. This was the world’s first genome assembly of Mango. Work on marker discovery, anchoring of markers and further improvement of the assembled genome is ongoing.