Review: A guide to sequence your favorite plant genomes (App. Plant Sci)

Every year, genome assembly gets faster and cheaper. Li and Harkness provide a practical guide to today’s methods, with caveats and precautions that need to be considered at each step, even questions to ask before embarking on a sequencing project.  Topics include how to estimate genome size and complexity, pros and cons of different sequencing platforms, and best practices for genome assembly. The authors also recommend that you check with the Open Green Genomes Initiative (OGG) and 10,000 Plants Genome Sequencing Project (10KP) to see if your genome of interest is already being sequenced. (Summary by Mary Williams) App. Plant Sci. 10.1002/aps3.1030