Overview (from JGI)
Arabidopsis lyrata is a member of the mustard family of flowering plants, and is in the same genus as the widely used, and perhaps the best understood model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. A. thaliana was the first plant species from which a complete genome sequence of a single individual was obtained. The value of studying A. lyrata derives both from its close relation to A. thaliana, and from its unique biological properties. A. lyrata and A. thaliana are close enough that ancestral states of polymorphisms in A. thaliana can be directly inferred from comparisons with A. lyrata, which will greatly advance our understanding of mutation and selection in plants. Furthermore, A. lyrata genomes are about 50% larger than A. thaliana genomes, and their comparison affords an important opportunity to discover how a plant can gain or lose a third or its genome in just five million years.
StatisticsThis release of Phytozome includes JGI release v1.0 of the Arabidopsis lyrata genome.
- Approximately 207Mb arranged in 3648 scaffolds
- 32670 protein-coding transcripts