Reference quality, Chromosome level, Genome Assembly
v3.3 and v3.5
As a public service, the Nicotiana benthamiana Sequencing Consortium (NbSC) is making the completed N. benthamiana (LAB strain) genome sequence available before scientific publication. This balances the imperative that the genome sequence be made available as soon and as completely as possible with the desire of contributing scientists to reserve a reasonable period of time to publish on the genome sequencing and analysis without concerns about preemption by other groups.
By accessing these data, you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses of genes or genomic data on a whole genome or chromosome scale prior to publication by the Consortium and/or its collaborators of a comprehensive genome analysis ("Reserved Analyses").
"Reserved analyses" include the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, GC content, or any other genome feature, and whole-genome- or chromosome- scale comparisons with other species. The embargo on publication of Reserved Analyses by researchers outside of the NbSC is expected to extend until the publication of the results of the sequencing project is accepted. Scientific users are free to publish papers dealing with specific genes or small sets of genes using the sequence data. If these data are used for publication, the following acknowledgment should be included: 'These sequence data were produced by the Nicotiana benthamiana Sequencing Consortium’. This letter is being circulated to Journal Editors so that they are aware of the conditions of access and publication detailed above. These data may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the restrictions in the previous paragraphs. The assembly and sequence data should not be redistributed or repackaged without permission from the NbSC. Any redistribution of the data during the embargo period should carry this notice: "The NbSC provides these data in good faith, but makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which the data are used. Once the sequence is moved to unreserved status, the data will be freely available for any subsequent use." We prefer that potential users of this sequence assembly contact the individuals listed under Contacts with their plans to ensure that proposed usage of sequence data is not considered “Reserved Analysis”.