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Dataset Papers in Biology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 670926, 7 pages
Dataset Paper

Transcriptome Assembly and Expression Data from Normal and Mantled Oil Palm Fruit

1Genome Institute, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 113 Phahonyothin Road, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
2Department of Genetics, Kasetsart University, 50 Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
3Department of Agronomy, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand

Received 27 March 2012; Accepted 18 April 2012

Academic Editors: F. Coppedè and T. Yin

Copyright © 2013 Jeremy R. Shearman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We performed RNA sequencing of fruit from three normal and three mantled (somaclonal variant affecting flower development) oil palm plants using a 454 pyrosequencer. The three normal fruit samples were combined and sequenced, generating 237 748 reads. The three mantled fruit samples were combined and sequenced giving 231 438 reads. The reads were assembled into 13 984 sequences that were clustered into 10 218 genes or gene families. This paper describes the generation of this transcriptome database and includes annotation of these genes from Blast2GO and blast results against the Arabidopsis protein database as well as identification of putative transcription factors. In addition to this, the expression values for each gene sequence of the normal samples are presented. This dataset will be of use to anyone working in oil palm genetics.