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Info • Monascus purpureus v1.0


[Aug 2013] The Monascus purpureus genome was sequenced using the Illumina platform and assembled with AllPathsLG (Gnerre et al., 2010).

Summary statistics for the Monascus purpureus NRRL 1596 v1.0 release are below.
Genome Assembly
Genome Assembly size (Mbp) 23.44
Sequencing read coverage depth 102x
# of contigs 319
# of scaffolds 296
# of scaffolds >= 2Kbp 285
Scaffold N50 55
Scaffold L50 (Mbp) 0.14
# of gaps 23
% of scaffold length in gaps 0.1%
Three largest Scaffolds (Mbp) 0.39, 0.38, 0.36

ESTs Data set # sequences total # mapped to genome % mapped to genome
Ests RNNotator assembled Illumina ESTs 27581 25975 94.2%

Gene Models FilteredModels1
length (bp) of: average median
gene 1815 1565
transcript 1626 1389
exon 509 299
intron 88 68
protein length (aa) 468 387
exons per gene 3.19 3
# of gene models 8918


Joseph Spatafora, Oregon State University, USA
Kerry O'Donnell, USDA, ARS.


The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.