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About Dioscorea rotundata

White Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) is a common staple food that has contributed enormously to the subsistence and socio-cultural life of millions of people principally in West and Central Africa. Belonging to the monocotyledon the Dioscorea genus, under the family Dioscoreaceae, there are about 450 known species mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The entire genus is characterised by the occurrence of separate male and female plants (dioecy), a rare trait in angiosperms that has limited efficient breeding. The reference for D. rotundata comes from a diploid individual with an assembled genome size of 594 Mb.

Taxonomy ID 55577

Data source European Nucleotide Archive

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Variation

This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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