Overview (from Ming et. al.)
Papaya (Carica papaya), a fruit crop cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions, is known for its nutritional benefits and medicinal applications. Papaya offers numerous advantages as a system for fruit-tree functional genomics, and this draft genome, from the ASGPB Hawaii Papaya Genome Project, provides the foundation for revealing the basis of Carica's distinguishing morpho-physiological, medicinal and nutritional properties.
StatisticsThis release of the Papaya genome consists of:
- Approximately 135Mb arranged in 4114 contigs with at least one gene model
- 27332 loci containing protein-coding transcripts
- 27796 protein-coding transcripts