Included here for access is data from Hong Kong’s first emblematic genome project: BauhiniaGenome. Hong Kong’s emblem is the beautiful Bauhinia blakeana flower and appears on our flag and currency. What many people may not know is that it is a sterile hybrid, and how and why it ended up in Hong Kong is shrouded in mystery.
By bringing together the emblematic and mysterious Bauhinia flower and the power and knowledge of genome technology, we can build a bridge between science and community— enlightening our understanding of this plant’s interesting biology and informing and educating the public about this exciting and rapidly advancing field.
To build such a collaborative endeavor, we have launched the first Hong Kong genome project through which we will sequence the genome of the Hong Kong emblem to better understand where it came from; train local students to assemble and analyse the data — crucial skills needed for this field to advance; and engage the public through local pride.
The data presented here are four transcriptome datasets: leaf and flower data from Bauhinia blakeana as well as leaf transcriptomes from the most likely parent species Bauhinia purpurea and Bauhinia variegata. Specimens were collected in Hong Kong, and sequenced at the laboratories of BGI Hong Kong using the Illumina HiSeq 4000 platform. RNA was extracted using protocols available at protocols.io (see: dx.doi.org/10.17504/protocols.io.gsnbwde). These data are made available here for analysis and the open-source teaching of transcriptomics analysis.
For more on the project see: http://bauhiniagenome.hk/
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