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Resequencing of Curcuma longa L. cv. Kedaram through transcriptome profiling reveals various novel transcripts

Sahoo, Ambika, Jena, Sudipta, Sahoo, Suprava, Nayak, Sanghamitra, Kar, Basudeba
Genomics Data 2016 v.9 pp. 160-161
Curcuma longa, cultivars, databases, polyploidy, single nucleotide polymorphism, transcriptome, transcriptomics, turmeric, South East Asia
Curcuma longa L. (Turmeric), of the family Zingiberaceae, is one of the economically as well as medicinally important plant species. It is a sterile, polyploid and vegetatively propagated spice crop cultivated usually in Southeast Asia. In the current study, we carried out re-sequencing through transcriptome profiling of Curcuma longa cv. Kedaram (Cl_Ked_6). We acquired a total of 1GB raw data by resequencing through paired-end sequencing using Nextseq 500 platform. The raw data obtained in this study can be accessible in NCBI database with accession number of SRR3928562 with bioproject accession number PRJNA324755. Cufflinks-2.2.1 tool was used for transcriptome assembly which resulted in 39,554 numbers of transcripts. The transcript length ranged from 76 to 15,568, having N50 value of 1221 and median transcript length of 860. We annotated the transcripts using multiple databases. This data will be beneficial for studying sequence variations particularly SNPs between cultivars of turmeric towards authentic identification and discovery of novel functional transcripts in Kedaram.