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 *Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 02 Oct 2021 Accepted: 23 Dec 2021 Published online: 11 Feb 2022
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 . At present, only three Sapindaceae genomes are publicly available: Xanthoceras sorbifolium , Dimocarpus longan (longan) , and Acer yangbiense . 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 .