Independent assessment and improvement of wheat genome sequence assemblies using Fosill jumping libraries.

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The accurate sequencing and assembly of very large, often polyploid, genomes remains a challenging task, limiting long-range sequence information and phased sequence variation for applications such as plant breeding. The 15-Gb hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) genome has been particularly challenging to sequence, and several different approaches have recently generated long-range assemblies. Mapping and understanding the types of assembly errors are important for optimising future sequencing and assembly approaches and for comparative genomics.