Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 58, Issue 7, pp 627–638

High quality reference genome of drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera Lam.), a potential perennial crop

  • Yang Tian
  • Yan Zeng
  • Jing Zhang
  • ChengGuang Yang
  • Liang Yan
  • XuanJun Wang
  • ChongYing Shi
  • Jing Xie
  • TianYi Dai
  • Lei Peng
  • Yu Zeng Huan
  • AnNi Xu
  • YeWei Huang
  • JiaJin Zhang
  • Xiao Ma
  • Yang Dong
  • ShuMei Hao
  • Jun Sheng
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DOI: 10.1007/s11427-015-4872-x

Cite this article as:
Tian, Y., Zeng, Y., Zhang, J. et al. Sci. China Life Sci. (2015) 58: 627. doi:10.1007/s11427-015-4872-x

Abstract

The drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a perennial crop that has gained popularity in certain developing countries for its high-nutrition content and adaptability to arid and semi-arid environments. Here we report a high-quality draft genome sequence of M. oleifera. This assembly represents 91.78% of the estimated genome size and contains 19,465 protein-coding genes. Comparative genomic analysis between M. oleifera and related woody plant genomes helps clarify the general evolution of this species, while the identification of several species-specific gene families and positively selected genes in M. oleifera may help identify genes related to M. oleifera’s high protein content, fast-growth, heat and stress tolerance. This reference genome greatly extends the basic research on M. oleifera, and may further promote applying genomics to enhanced breeding and improvement of M. oleifera.

Keywords

genome drumstick tree Moringa oleifera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Tian
    • 1
    • 10
    • 13
  • Yan Zeng
    • 4
  • Jing Zhang
    • 8
  • ChengGuang Yang
    • 9
  • Liang Yan
    • 1
    • 5
  • XuanJun Wang
    • 13
  • ChongYing Shi
    • 2
  • Jing Xie
    • 3
  • TianYi Dai
    • 2
  • Lei Peng
    • 2
  • Yu Zeng Huan
    • 1
  • AnNi Xu
    • 1
  • YeWei Huang
    • 13
  • JiaJin Zhang
    • 11
    • 12
  • Xiao Ma
    • 13
  • Yang Dong
    • 7
    • 10
  • ShuMei Hao
    • 6
  • Jun Sheng
    • 13
  1. 1.College of Life SciencesJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.College of Food SciencesYunnan Agricultural UniversityKunmingChina
  3. 3.College of Animal SciencesYunnan Agricultural UniversityKunmingChina
  4. 4.College of Life SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  5. 5.Pu’er Institute of Pu-er TeaPu’erChina
  6. 6.School of AgricultureYunnan UniversityKunmingChina
  7. 7.Faculty of Life Science and TechnologyKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingChina
  8. 8.College of Life SciencesHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  9. 9.College of Life SciencesWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  10. 10.Yunnan Institute of LamuKunmingChina
  11. 11.School of Science and Information EngineeringYunnan Agricultural UniversityKunmingChina
  12. 12.State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and EvolutionKunming Institute of ZoologyKunmingChina
  13. 13.Key Laboratory of Pu-er Tea ScienceMinistry of Education and Yunnan Agricultural UniversityKunmingChina