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DNA Res. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsy002. [Epub ahead of print]

Complete genome sequence and analysis of the industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain N85 used in Chinese rice wine production.

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1
School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214443, China.
2
Department of Bioengineering, School of Food Sciences and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China.
3
Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.

Abstract

Chinese rice wine is a popular traditional alcoholic beverage in China, while its brewing processes have rarely been explored. We herein report the first gapless, near-finished genome sequence of the yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae N85 for Chinese rice wine production. Several assembly methods were used to integrate Pacific Bioscience (PacBio) and Illumina sequencing data to achieve high-quality genome sequencing of the strain. The genome encodes more than 6,000 predicted proteins, and 238 long non-coding RNAs, which are validated by RNA-sequencing data. Moreover, our annotation predicts 171 novel genes that are not present in the reference S288c genome. We also identified 65,902 single nucleotide polymorphisms and small indels, many of which are located within genic regions. Dozens of larger copy-number variations and translocations were detected, mainly enriched in the subtelomeres, suggesting these regions may be related to genomic evolution. This study will serve as a milestone in studying of Chinese rice wine and related beverages in China and in other countries. It will help to develop more scientific and modern fermentation processes of Chinese rice wine, and explore metabolism pathways of desired and harmful components in Chinese rice wine to improve its taste and nutritional value.

KEYWORDS:

annotation; genome sequence; rice wine yeast; transcriptomics

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