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Data released on August 18, 2017

Genomic data of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum).

Liu, X; Shi, C; Varshney, R, K; Vigouroux, Y; Xu, X (2017): Genomic data of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Pearl millet is a highly cross-pollinated diploid (2n=2x=14) C4 grass. It has high photosynthetic efficiency and biomass production potential. It is an important cereal cultivated as a staple food grain and source of straw for fodder and fuel in arid and semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It is necessary to explore the pearl millet’s genome data to reveal its genetic features and improve the production.
In our project, a pearl millet genotype Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5 was chosen for sequencing on Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform. Using SOAP denovo we assembled ~1.79 Gb of pearl millet genome with N50 884.95 kb (for scaffolds greater than 1kb). A total of 38,579 genes models, as well as genome repeats and non-coding RNA elements were estimated based on the genome sequences. The genomic data of pearl millet will provide more resources and empower pearl millet crop breeding.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Varshney, R. K., Shi, C., Thudi, M., Mariac, C., Wallace, J., Qi, P., … Rathore, A. (2017). Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments. Nature Biotechnology, 35(10), 969–976. doi:10.1038/nbt.3943

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):


Accessions (data not in GigaDB):

SRA: SRP063925


pearl millet genome sequencing genomic data 


Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P54543bulrush millet Cenchrus americanus Alternative names:pearl millet
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Files: (FTP site) Table Settings


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Data Type
File Format
Release Date
Download Link
File Attributes

File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5MD5sumUNKNOWN0.29 KB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5OtherEXCEL0.19 KB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5MD5sumUNKNOWN0.3 KB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5AnnotationUNKNOWN2.95 MB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5AnnotationUNKNOWN2.31 MB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5AnnotationUNKNOWN3.67 MB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5MD5sumUNKNOWN0.22 KB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5Genome sequenceFASTA465.75 MB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5Coding sequenceFASTA12.3 MB2016-02-29
Tift 23D2B1-P1-P5AnnotationGFF22.45 MB2016-02-29
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