Transcriptome sequencing of rice leaves with blast symptoms collected from rice fields of Italy in 2017 and release of raw sequence data on OpenRiceBlast website for open access

<div>Infected rice samples were collected by Anna Maria Picco and team, and sent to the Sainsbury Laboratory for RNA extraction and sequencing. Library preparation and RNA-Seq sequencing runs were performed by Genewiz using Illumina HiSeq-2500 machines to produce paired-end reads with ~300 bp average insert size. Here we report the release of these data to general public with open access on OpenRiceBlast website.</div><div><br></div>