Research / Sequencing & Assembly | Istituto di Genomica Applicata

Sequencing & Assembly

IGA participates in several plant genomes sequencing projects.

We contributed to the sequencing and assembly of the reference genomes of grapevine, peach, citrus, olive, coffee, barley and Norway spruce.

We moved from genome assemblies with traditional Sanger sequences (i.e. grapevine, peach, barley) to large genome assemblies from short-read NGS (i.e. olive, coffee). Development of proprietary algorithms and bioinformatic pipelines has accompanied this transition.

Now, we routinely use short-read NGS for assembling genomes of uninvestigated species or accessions and for reconstructing the pan-genome of species in which the first individual genome had already been assembled.