C. canephora
Common Name

Canephora is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. Among Coffea species, C. canephora has the widest natural distribution which extends west to east from Guinea to Uganda, and north to south from Cameroon to Angola. C. canephora (2n=2x=22) is an allogamous diploid tree consisting of polymorphic populations.

The Coffea canephora genome represents an important stepping-stone for plant gene and genome evolution studies.
The Coffea canephora reference genome sequence results from collaboration between GenoscopeIRD and Cirad (UMRs AGAP, DIADE and RPB) funded by ANR. The sequenced genotype (2n=22, 1C=710 Mb) is a doubled-haploid plant (accession DH200-94) produced by IRD from the clone IF200 based on the haploid plants occurring spontaneously in association with polyembryony.

The sequence was completed and analyzed in collaboration with several teams in particular of the International Coffee Genome Sequencing Consortium and was published in: “The Coffee Genome Provides Insight into Convergent Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis”. Denoeud et al., 2014 Science.

A high-quality draft coffee genome was generated and deep transcriptome sequencing performed. These data allow us to explore the coffee genome structure and organization, as well as important aspects of the biology and evolution of this major crop.

Denoeud F, Carretero-Paulet L, Dereeper A, Droc G, Guyot R, Pietrella M, Zheng C, Alberti A, Anthony F, Aprea G, Aury JM, Bento P, Bernard M, Bocs S, Campa C, Cenci A, Combes MC, Crouzillat D, Da Silva C, Daddiego L, De Bellis F, Dussert S, Garsmeur O, Gayraud T, Guignon V, Jahn K, Jamilloux V, Joët T, Labadie K, Lan T, Leclercq J, Lepelley M, Leroy T, Li LT, Librado P, Lopez L, Muñoz A, Noel B, Pallavicini A, Perrotta G, Poncet V, Pot D, Priyono , Rigoreau M, Rouard M, Rozas J, Tranchant-Dubreuil C, VanBuren R, Zhang Q, Andrade AC, Argout X, Bertrand B, de Kochko A, Graziosi G, Henry RJ, Jayarama , Ming R, Nagai C, Rounsley S, Sankoff D, Giuliano G, Albert VA, Wincker P, Lashermes P. The coffee genome provides insight into the convergent evolution of caffeine biosynthesis.. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2014 Sep 05; 345(6201):1181-4.
Materials & Methods
NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly and Annotation for C. canephoraGAZEFeb 14th, 2022