Transcriptome assembly of RNA-Seq data from field samples collected during wheat blast epidemic in Bangladesh 2016

2017-07-13T18:07:46Z (GMT) by Joe Win Sophien Kamoun
In 2016, wheat fields in Bangladesh were infected by wheat blast fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) for the first time. The fungus spread quickly thoroughout the country and threatened other wheat growing areas in neighbouring countries. Islam et al (BMC Biology 2016 14:84, DOI: 10.1186/s12915-016-0309-7) collected infected wheat samples, extracted RNA, and obtained short reads by Illumina RNA-Seq technology. Here, we report assemby of these short reads using Trinity v 2.0.6.