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Introduction(material used from Wikipedia):
Litchi chinensis is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to China, and now cultivated in many parts of the world. The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a "perfume" flavor that is lost in canning, so the fruit is mostly eaten fresh.
Overview of Litchi chinensis Genome Project
Whole genome shotgun (WGS) strategy will be adopted in Litchi chinensis de novo sequencing with Illumina solexa sequencing technology. The gradient insert libraries of 200 bp, 500 bp, 800 bp to 2 Kb, 5 Kb, 10 Kb, 20 Kb are constructed based on the features of repeat sequences in the species and are sequenced by paired-end in order to cross many different repeats in assembly. The sequencing depth reaches at least 60X genome coverage to ensure the precision of each single base and genome integrality. The whole genome map of Litchi chinensis will be generated with BGI’s own assembly software SOAPdenovo and bioinformatics analysis will be carried out to further decode the Litchi chinensis genome. The bioinformatics analysis includes:

i . Genome annotation:
repeat sequence annotation
ncRNA annotation
gene structure prediction
gene function annotation
ii. Comparative and evolution analysis:
orthologous gene clusters
phylogenetic analysis
whole genome alignment
segmental duplication
conserved element