Tea plant Genome Database

Tea is the world’s oldest and most important caffeine-containing beverage with immense economic, medicinal and cultural importance. We here perform de novo, full-genome sequence analysis of of Yunkang 10 (2n = 2x = 30 chromosomes), a diploid elite cultivar of Camellia sinensis var. assamica widely grown in Southwestern China based on sequence data from whole-genome shotgun sequencing. Together with comparative transcriptomic and phytochemical analyses for the representative Camellia species, we aim to obtain new insights into the molecular basis of the biosynthesis of the three characteristic secondary metabolites with an emphasis on tea-processing suitability and the formation of tea flavor.

Downloads (Please cite our tea plant genome paper if you use the datasets)

 1) Genome assembly (Fasta): click here to download

 2) Gene annotaion (GFF3): click here to download

 3) Coding sequences (Fasta): click here to download

 4) Protein sequences (Fasta): click here to download

 5) Intron sequences (Fasta): click here to download

 6) Functional annotations (TSV): click here to download

 7) Transcriptomic data (NCBI): click here to download

Contact us

Li-Zhi Gao, Principle Investigator
Tel/Fax: +011-86-871-65223277
Email: Lgao@mail.kib.ac.cn
Address: 132# Lanhei Road, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, China.

How to cite

En-Hua Xia, Hai-Bin Zhang, Jun Sheng, Kui Li, Qun-Jie Zhang, Changhoon Kim, Yun Zhang, Yuan Liu, Ting Zhu, Wei Li, Hui Huang, Yan Tong, Hong Nan, Cong Shi, Chao Shi, Jian-Jun Jiang, Shu-Yan Mao, Jun-Ying Jiao, Dan Zhang, Yuan Zhao, You-Jie Zhao, Li-Ping Zhang, Ben-Ying Liu, Yue Yu, Sheng-Fu Zhao, De-Jiang Ni, Evan E. Eichler, and Li-Zhi Gao. (2017). The tea tree genome provides insights into tea flavor and independent evolution of caffeine biosynthesis. Molecular Plant (In press). Published online on May 01, 2017, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2017.04.002. [Online] [PDF]

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