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The plant journal

Elad Oren, 
Asaf Dafna, 
Galil Tzuri, 
Ilan Halperin, 
Tal Isaacson, 
Meital Elkabetz, 
Ayala Meir, 
Uzi Saar, 
Shachar Ohali, 
Thuy La, 
Cinta Romay, 
Yaakov Tadmor, 
Arthur A. Schaffer, 
Edward S. Buckler, 
Roni Cohen, 
Joseph Burger, 
Amit Gur

Linking genotype with phenotype is a fundamental goal in biology and requires robust data for both. Recent advances in plant-genome sequencing have expedited comparisons among multiple-related individuals. The abundance of structural genomic within-species variation that has been discovered indicates that a single reference genome cannot represent the complete sequence diversity of a species, leading to the expansion of the pan-genome concept. For high-resolution forward genetics, this unprecedented access to genomic variation should be paralleled and integrated with phenotypic characterization of genetic diversity. We developed a multi-parental framework for trait dissection in melon (Cucumis melo), leveraging a novel pan-genome constructed for this highly variable cucurbit crop. A core subset of 25 diverse founders (MelonCore25), consisting of 24 accessions from the two widely cultivated subspecies of C. melo, encompassing 12 horticultural groups, and 1 feral accession was sequenced using a combination of short- and long-read technologies, and their genomes were assembled de novo. The construction of this melon pan-genome exposed substantial variation in genome size and structure, including detection of ~300 000 structural variants and ~9 million SNPs. A half-diallel derived set of 300 F2 populations, representing all possible MelonCore25 parental combinations, was constructed as a framework for trait dissection through integration with the pan-genome. We demonstrate the potential of this unified framework for genetic analysis of various melon traits, including rind color intensity and pattern, fruit sugar content, and resistance to fungal diseases. We anticipate that utilization of this integrated resource will enhance genetic dissection of important traits and accelerate melon breeding.

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Pan-genome and multi-parental framework for high-resolution trait dissection in melon (Cucumis melo)

Elad Oren, 
Asaf Dafna, 
Galil Tzuri, 
Ilan Halperin, 
Tal Isaacson, 
Meital Elkabetz, 
Ayala Meir, 
Uzi Saar, 
Shachar Ohali, 
Thuy La, 
Cinta Romay, 
Yaakov Tadmor, 
Arthur A. Schaffer, 
Edward S. Buckler, 
Roni Cohen, 
Joseph Burger, 
Amit Gur

Pan-genome and multi-parental framework for high-resolution trait dissection in melon (Cucumis melo)

Linking genotype with phenotype is a fundamental goal in biology and requires robust data for both. Recent advances in plant-genome sequencing have expedited comparisons among multiple-related individuals. The abundance of structural genomic within-species variation that has been discovered indicates that a single reference genome cannot represent the complete sequence diversity of a species, leading to the expansion of the pan-genome concept. For high-resolution forward genetics, this unprecedented access to genomic variation should be paralleled and integrated with phenotypic characterization of genetic diversity. We developed a multi-parental framework for trait dissection in melon (Cucumis melo), leveraging a novel pan-genome constructed for this highly variable cucurbit crop. A core subset of 25 diverse founders (MelonCore25), consisting of 24 accessions from the two widely cultivated subspecies of C. melo, encompassing 12 horticultural groups, and 1 feral accession was sequenced using a combination of short- and long-read technologies, and their genomes were assembled de novo. The construction of this melon pan-genome exposed substantial variation in genome size and structure, including detection of ~300 000 structural variants and ~9 million SNPs. A half-diallel derived set of 300 F2 populations, representing all possible MelonCore25 parental combinations, was constructed as a framework for trait dissection through integration with the pan-genome. We demonstrate the potential of this unified framework for genetic analysis of various melon traits, including rind color intensity and pattern, fruit sugar content, and resistance to fungal diseases. We anticipate that utilization of this integrated resource will enhance genetic dissection of important traits and accelerate melon breeding.

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