Silverfir

A magnificent silver fir (Abies alba) in a mountain forest in Emmental, Switzerlan.  (Photo: Markus Bolliger)
A magnificent silver fir (Abies  alba) in a
mountain forest in Emmental, Switzerlan. 
(Photo: Markus Bolliger)

The assembled A. alba genome sequence accounted for over 37 million scaffolds corresponding to 18.16 Gb, with a scaffold N50 of 14,051 bp. Despite the fragmented nature of the assembly, a total of 50,757 full-length genes were functionally annotated in the nuclear genome. The chloroplast genome was also assembled into a single scaffold (120,908 bp) that shows a high collinearity with both the A. koreana and A. sibirica complete chloroplast genomes.

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