Genomic data from Triticum urartu - the progenitor of wheat A genome

H-Q Ling, S Zhao, C Zhang, Y Tao, C Gao, Q Liang, D Wang, A Zhang & J Wang
The wheat A genome, as a basic genome of bread wheat and other polyploid wheats, is centrally important to the evolution, domestication, and genetic improvement of wheat. The progenitor of the A genome is the diploid wild einkorn wheat Triticum urartu. Here, we sequenced T. urartu (accession G1812) using a whole-genome shotgun strategy on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform, and assembled the genome using SOAPdenovo2 with 448.49 Gb of filtered high-quality sequence data. The genome...