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Article|11 Feb 2022|OPEN
The chromosome-level rambutan genome reveals a significant role of segmental duplication in the expansion of resistance genes
Jinfang Zheng1 , Lyndel W. Meinhardt2 , Ricardo Goenaga3 , Tracie Matsumoto4 , Dapeng Zhang2 , and Yanbin Yin,1 ,
1Nebraska Food for Health Center, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
2USDA-ARS, Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
3USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, PR 00680
4USDA-ARS, Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Hilo, 96720, HI, USA
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Horticulture Research 9,
Article number: uhac014 (2022)
Views: 379

Received: 02 Oct 2021
Accepted: 23 Dec 2021
Published online: 11 Feb 2022


Dear Editor,

Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum var. lappaceum), a tropical fruit tree native to southeastern Asia, belongs to the family Sapindaceae. Rambutan is a popular table fruit and is also processed into preserves, juices, wines, and sorbets [1]. At present, only three Sapindaceae genomes are publicly available: Xanthoceras sorbifolium [2], Dimocarpus longan (longan) [3], and Acer yangbiense [4]. During the process of submitting this manuscript, the genome paper for the rambutan cultivar Baoyan7 became available online, but its genome sequence has not yet been released [5].