SNP & Indel




     Rice, Oryza sativa L., is the staple food for half the world's population. By 2030, rice production must increase by at least 25% to keep pace with population growth. Accelerated genetic gains in rice improvement are needed to mitigate the effects of climate change and loss of arable land and to ensure global food supply.
     Here, we include data from an international effort resequencing a core collection of 3,024 rice accessions from 89 countries as a global public good. The 3,024 sequenced rice genomes had an average sequencing depth of 14x, average genome coverage and mapping rates of 94.0% and 92.5%, respectively. This data provides a foundation for large-scale discovery of novel alleles for important rice phenotypes using various bioinformatics and/or genetic approaches. It also serves to understand at a higher level of detail the genomic diversity within O. sativa. With the release of the sequencing data, the project calls for the global rice community to take advantage of this data as a foundation for establishing a global, public rice genetic/genomic database and information platform for advancing rice breeding technology for future rice improvement.