The Genomic Data of Puccinellia tenuiflora
Alkaligrass (Puccinellia tenuiflora) is a monocotyledonous halophytic forage grass widely distributed in Northern China, which belongs to Gramineae and shares a close phylogenetic relationship with the cereal crops wheat and barley. Here, we present a high-quality chromosome level genome assembly of P. tenuiflora through a combined strategy of Illumina, PacBio, 10x Genomics and HiC techniques. The ~1.50 Gb genome assembly includes 38,387 protein coding genes. The genome assembly, the gene annotations and the identifications of stress related genes in alkaligrass provide an important resource for evolutionary genetics studies in Gramineae and will facilitate a further understanding of the molecular mechanisms for stress tolerances in monocotyledonous halophytes.
Zhang et al. (2019) A high-quality genome sequence of alkaligrass provides insights into halophyte stress tolerance. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences. [PDF]