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Genome sequence of the olive tree, Olea europaea

Overview of attention for article published in Giga Science, June 2016
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16 news outlets
5 blogs
113 tweeters
1 peer review site
7 Facebook pages


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Genome sequence of the olive tree, Olea europaea
Published in
Giga Science, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13742-016-0134-5
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Fernando Cruz, Irene Julca, Jèssica Gómez-Garrido, Damian Loska, Marina Marcet-Houben, Emilio Cano, Beatriz Galán, Leonor Frias, Paolo Ribeca, Sophia Derdak, Marta Gut, Manuel Sánchez-Fernández, Jose Luis García, Ivo G. Gut, Pablo Vargas, Tyler S. Alioto, Toni Gabaldón


The Mediterranean olive tree (Olea europaea subsp. europaea) was one of the first trees to be domesticated and is currently of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The molecular bases underlying the phenotypic differences among domesticated cultivars, or between domesticated olive trees and their wild relatives, remain poorly understood. Both wild and cultivated olive trees have 46 chromosomes (2n). A total of 543 Gb of raw DNA sequence from whole genome shotgun sequencing, and a fosmid library containing 155,000 clones from a 1,000+ year-old olive tree (cv. Farga) were generated by Illumina sequencing using different combinations of mate-pair and pair-end libraries. Assembly gave a final genome with a scaffold N50 of 443 kb, and a total length of 1.31 Gb, which represents 95 % of the estimated genome length (1.38 Gb). In addition, the associated fungus Aureobasidium pullulans was partially sequenced. Genome annotation, assisted by RNA sequencing from leaf, root, and fruit tissues at various stages, resulted in 56,349 unique protein coding genes, suggesting recent genomic expansion. Genome completeness, as estimated using the CEGMA pipeline, reached 98.79 %. The assembled draft genome of O. europaea will provide a valuable resource for the study of the evolution and domestication processes of this important tree, and allow determination of the genetic bases of key phenotypic traits. Moreover, it will enhance breeding programs and the formation of new varieties.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 2%
Pakistan 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 161 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 46 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 22%
Student > Master 20 12%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 5%
Other 27 16%
Unknown 18 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 96 57%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 19%
Computer Science 4 2%
Chemistry 4 2%
Social Sciences 2 1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 23 14%

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