We would like to thank the authors of all the data integrated by RPGD. It is your efforts in the Rhododendron study that have made it possible for RPGD to have a solid data base. Besides, we would like to urge all Rhododendron researchers to submit their sequencing data to here and to actively contribute to the RPGD to make it a more useful platform!

Summary of published genomes of the genus Rhododendron

Zhang, L. et al. The draft genome assembly of Rhododendron delavayi Franch. var. delavayi. GigaScience 6, 1-11 (2017). Rhododendron delavayi(wiki) 2017
Soza, V. L. et al. The Rhododendron genome and chromosomal organization provide insight into shared whole genome duplications across the heath family (Ericaceae). Genome biology and evolution 11, 3353-3371 (2019). Rhododendron williamsianum(wiki) 2019
Yang, F. S. et al. Chromosome-level genome assembly of a parent species of widely cultivated azaleas. Nat. Commun. 11, 5269 (2020). Rhododendron simsii(wiki) 2020

Genome Profile

Rhododendron delavayi Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron simsii
Genome size(Mb) 695.1 532.1 528.6
Number of scaffolds 193,091 11,985 552
N50 of scaffolds(bp) 637,826 218,828 36,350,743
N50 of contigs(bp) 61,801 * 2,234,511
Complete BUSCOs 92.80% 89% 93.68%