Updated: Apr 5, 2019
Brassica rapa is a plant that has many widely cultivated subspecies (cultivars). To name a few, the list includes turnip, napa cabbage, bomdong, bok choy and field mustard. Napa cabbage is a main ingredient in kimchi!
Today, we are sharing an update to the Brassica rapa reference Brapa_1.0 (GCA_000309985.1) from (Brassica rapa Genome Sequencing Project Consortium, Nat. Genet., 2011). See how the new reference aligns to Brassica oleracea, another commonly cultivated plant from the Brassica family, below. The genome assembly for B. oleracea used for whole genome alignment is Brassica_oleracea_HDEM.