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Research Project: Improving Utilization of Forages in Integrated Dairy Production Systems to Enhance Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security

Location: Cell Wall Biology and Utilization Research

Title: A reference assembly for the legume cover crop hairy vetch, Vicia villosa

item Fuller, Tyson
item Koch, Lisa
item Kucek, Lisa
item ALI, SHAHJAHAN - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)
item HALEY, MANGELSON - Phase Genomics, Inc
item HERNANDEZ, TIMORTHY - Noble Research Institute
item Smith, Timothy - Tim
item Bickhart, Derek
item Riday, Heathcliffe
item Sullivan, Michael

Submitted to: bioRxiv
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/28/2023
Publication Date: 3/29/2023
Citation: Fuller, T.D., Koch, L.M., Kucek, L.K., Ali, S., Haley, M., Hernandez, T., Smith, T.P., Bickhart, D.M., Riday, H., Sullivan, M.L. 2023. A reference assembly for the legume cover crop hairy vetch, Vicia villosa. bioRxiv.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Vicia villosa is an incompletely domesticated annual legume of the Fabaceae family native to Europe and Western Asia. V. villosa is widely used as a cover crop and as a forage due to its ability to withstand harsh winters. A reference-quality genome assembly (Vvill1.0) was prepared from low error rate long sequence reads to improve genetic-based trait selection of this species. The Vvill1.0 assembly includes seven scaffolds corresponding to the seven estimated linkage groups and comprising approximately 68% of the total genome size of 2.03 gigabase pairs (Gbp). This assembly is expected to be a useful resource for genetic improvement of this emerging cover crop species as well as to provide useful insights into plant genome evolution.