In aviculture, lovebirds are considered one of the most popular birds to keep. This African parakeet is known for its range of plumage colors and ease to tame. Plumage variation is the most important price-determining trait of these birds, and also the main selection criterion for breeders. Currently, no genetic screening tests for traits of economic importance or to confirm pedigree data are available for any of the nine lovebird species. As a starting point to develop these tests, the de novo genome of Agapornis roseicollis (rosy-faced lovebird) was sequenced, assembled, and annotated. Sequencing was done on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform and the assembly was performed using SOAPdenovo v2.04. The genome was found to be 1.1 Gb in size and 16,044 genes were identified and annotated. This compared well with other previously sequenced avian genomes, such as the chicken, zebra finch, and budgerigar. To assess genome completeness, the number of benchmarking universal single-copy orthologs were identified in the genome. This was compared to other previously assembled avian genomes and the results indicated that the genome will be useful in the development of genetic screening tests to aid lovebird breeders in selecting breeding pairs.
Wingfield, Brenda D.; Fourie, Arista; Simpson, M.C. (Melissa Claire); Bushula-Njah, Vuyiswa; Aylward, Janneke; Barnes, Irene; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Dreyer, Léanne L.; Duong, Tuan A.; Geiser, David M.; Roets, Francois; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Van Heerden, Carel J.; Wingfield, Michael J.(International Mycological Association, 2019)
Draft genomes of the fungal species Fusarium xylarioides, Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis are presented.
In addition an annotation of the genome of Ceratocystis fimbriata is presented. Overall these genomes ...
Nembaware, Victoria; African Genomic Medicine Training Initiative; Mulder, Nicola(Frontiers Media, 2019-12-20)
The potential of genomic medicine in improving the quality of healthcare both at population
and individual-level is well-recognized globally. However, successful adoption of genetic
and genomic evidence into clinical ...
Lin, Yao-Cheng; Wang, Jing; Delhomme, Nicolas; Schiffthaler, Bastian; Sundstrom, Gorel; Zuccolo, Andrea; Nystedt, Bjorn; Hvidsten, Torgeir R.; De la Torre, Amanda; Cossu, Rosa M.; Hoeppner, Marc P.; Lantz, Henrik; Scofield, Douglas G.; Zamani, Neda; Johansson, Anna; Mannapperuma, Chanaka; Robinson, Kathryn M.; Mahler, Niklas; Leitch, Ilia J.; Pellicer, Jaume; Park, Eung-Jun; Van Montagu, Marc; Van de Peer, Yves; Grabherr, Manfred; Jansson, Stefan; Ingvarsson, Par K.; Street, Nathaniel R.(National Academy of Sciences, 2018-10-29)
The Populus genus is one of the major plant model systems, but
genomic resources have thus far primarily been available for poplar
species, and primarily Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray), which was
the first tree with ...