|Title||Long-read annotation : Automated eukaryotic genome annotation based on long-read cDNA sequencing|
|Author(s)||Cook, David E.; Valle-Inclan, Jose Espejo; Pajoro, Alice; Rovenich, Hanna; Thomma, Bart P.H.J.; Faino, Luigi|
|Source||Plant Physiology 179 (2019)1. - ISSN 0032-0889 - p. 38 - 54.|
BIOS Plant Development Systems
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Laboratory of Phytopathology
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
Single-molecule full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) sequencing can aid genome annotation by revealing transcript structure and alternative splice forms, yet current annotation pipelines do not incorporate such information. Here we present long-read annotation (LoReAn) software, an automated annotation pipeline utilizing short-and long-read cDNA sequencing, protein evidence, and ab initio prediction to generate accurate genome annotations. Based on annotations of two fungal genomes (Verticillium dahliae and Plicaturopsis crispa) and two plant genomes (Arabidopsis [Arabidopsis thaliana] and Oryza sativa), we show that LoReAn outperforms popular annotation pipelines by integrating single-molecule cDNA-sequencing data generated from either the Pacific Biosciences or MinION sequencing platforms, correctly predicting gene structure, and capturing genes missed by other annotation pipelines.