Highly accurate long-read HiFi sequencing data for five complex genomes
The PacBio® HiFi sequencing method yields highly accurate long-read sequencing datasets with read lengths averaging 10-25 kb and accuracies greater than 99.5%. These accurate long reads can be used to improve results for complex applications such as single nucleotide and structural variant detection, genome assembly, assembly of difficult polyploid or highly repetitive genomes, and assembly of metagenomes. Currently, there is a need for sample data sets to both evaluate the benefits of these long accurate reads as well as for development of bioinformatic tools including genome assemblers, variant callers, and haplotyping algorithms. We present deep coverage HiFi datasets for five complex samples including the two inbred model genomes Mus musculus and Zea mays, as well as two complex genomes, octoploid Fragaria × ananassa and the diploid anuran Rana muscosa. Additionally, we release sequence data from a mock metagenome community. The datasets reported here can be used without restriction to develop new algorithms and explore complex genome structure and evolution. Data were generated on the PacBio Sequel II System.
Competing Interest Statement
T.H., K.M., G.Y., Y-C. T., J.W.K., P.S.P., D.R.R. are employees of Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. a company commercializing DNA sequencing technology. J.M.L. is an employee of Ravel Biotechnology Inc. a company commercializing disease detection from cell-free DNA. All other authors declare no competing interests.