Potato DM_v4.03 and tomato SL3.0 genomes have been added

Potato DM_v4.03 and tomato SL3.0 genomes have been added

22:25 21 February in Web Version
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We have loaded the potato genome (DM_v4.03) with multiple annotation tracks showing gene models, mapped markers and repeats.

To help assessing the gene prediction quality, we downloaded 300,000 potato EST and mRNA sequences from NCBI and splice-aligned them to the genome. This produced a track with transcripts showing exact location of active splice sites. Most of the predicted genes are consistent with the alignments, though some of them have serious problems (see the locus on the left):

Another Solanum species, tomato (version SL3.0), has also been added to the database. Connecting the orthologous tomato and potato genes shows a good synteny between these organisms: