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Highly Accessed Open letter

Genome sequencing of the important oilseed crop Sesamum indicum L

Haiyang Zhang1*, Hongmei Miao1, Lei Wang2, Lingbo Qu3, Hongyan Liu4, Qiang Wang5 and Meiwang Yue6

Author affiliations

1 Henan Sesame Research Center, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou 450002, People's Republic of China

2 TEDA School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Nankai University, Tianjin 300457, People's Republic of China

3 Department of Bioengineering, Henan Technology University, Zhengzhou 450001, People's Republic of China

4 Institute of Plant Protection Research, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou 450002, People's Republic of China

5 Crop Research Institute, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hefei 230031, People's Republic of China

6 Crops Research Institute, Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanchang 330200, People's Republic of China

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:401  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-401

Published: 31 January 2013

Abstract

The Sesame Genome Working Group (SGWG) has been formed to sequence and assemble the sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genome. The status of this project and our planned analyses are described.

Keywords:
genomics; sequencing; sesame