The Beta vulgaris Resource
Sugar beet genetics and genomics
The Sugar Beet Genome Project
Reference assembly "RefBeet"
The double haploid genotype KWS2320 was sequenced in a whole genome shotgun approach combining data sets generated on Illumina, Roche/454, and Sanger sequencing platforms resulting in the RefBeet assembly. We integrated existing resources of this genotype, such as large insert genomic libraries and genetic and physical maps, to achieve long-range continuity and chromosomal assignment of scaffolds.
Additional sugar beet lines, sea beet, and spinach
For comparative studies we sequenced additional sugar beet accessions, all double haploid, as well as sea beet and spinach (Illumina sequencing data). Sea beet (Beta maritima) is the closest wild relative of sugar beet, both are fully interbreedable. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) represents another member of the Amaranthaceae family.
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