The walnut (Juglans regia) genome sequence reveals diversity in genes coding for the biosynthesis of non-structural polyphenols
Pedro J. Martínez-García, Marc W. Crepeau, Daniela Puiu, Daniel Gonzalez-Ibeas, Jeanne Whalen, Kristian A. Stevens, Robin Paul, Timothy S. Butterfield, Monica T. Britton, Russell L. Reagan, Sandeep Chakraborty, Sriema L. Walawage, Hans A. Vasquez-Gross, Charis Cardeno, Randi A. Famula, Kevin Pratt, Sowmya Kuruganti, Mallikarjuna K. Aradhya, Charles A. Leslie, Abhaya M. Dandekar, Steven L. Salzberg, Jill L. Wegrzyn, Charles H. Langley and David B. Neale
Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13207
In walnut, nut and wood quality are highly influenced by polyphenolic diversity, but the biosynthetic pathways for polyphenols are poorly characterized. Here we describe a high-quality draft genome sequence of the Persian walnut, Juglans regia, which will accelerate breeding and facilitate the genetic dissection of complex traits.