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About the release:

Data freeze:  12/31/2009  Assembly release date: 02/10/2010  Annotation release date: 05/27/2010 

Mt3.5 was put together by including all BACs newly sequenced and improved/updated, since Mt3.0. The pseudomolecules were reassembled on the basis of a reference Medicago truncatula A17 Optical Map (version 1).

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About the Sequencing Project:

The Medicago truncatula sequencing project was initiated with a generous grant from Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to the University of Oklahoma. Beginning in 2003 (and renewed in 2006), the National Science Foundation and the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme provided funding to complete sequencing of the remaining euchromatic genespace.

Among the eight chromosomes in Medicago, six are being sequenced by NSF project "Sequencing the Gene Space of the Model Legume, Medicago Truncatula," and two are being sequenced by partners in Europe. Nevin Young (University of Minnesota), Bruce Roe (ACGT, University of Oklahoma; chromosomes 1, 4, 6, 8), and Chris Town (TIGR; chromosomes 2, 7) are principal investigators of the U.S. project. In Europe, collaborators include Giles Oldroyd (John Innes Center) coordinating sequencing of chromosome 3 at the Sanger Center, and Frederic Deballe (INRA-CNRS) coordinating sequencing of chromosome 5 at Genoscope. The genome annotation was carried out by the International Medicago Genome Annotation Group (IMGAG), which involves participants from TIGR, INRA-CNRS, MIPS, UMN, Ghent University and NCGR.

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