http://rgp.dna.affrc.go.jp/IRGSP/Build3/build3.html). update 2005.2.3
IRGSP releases the assembled rice genome sequences
The International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP) has released an updated version of the rice Nipponbare genome sequence assembled into 12 reference molecules (Build 2.0 pseudomolecule).
Since the IRGSP initiated the sequencing effort in 1998, the genome sequence has been released to the public databases on a PAC (P1-derived artificial chromosome) / BAC (Bacterial artificial chromosome) clone basis. The nucleotide sequence representing the entire chromosome was constructed by joining the sequence of each PAC/BAC clone based on the order of the clones on the physical map. The overlapping sequences were removed and the physical gaps were replaced by successive Ns. These pseudomolecules could be utilized as reference molecules for the genome-wide survey of specific genes and characterization of the entire genome.
The 12 rice pseudomolecules were first constructed after the completion of the high-quality draft sequence based on the data freeze on 8 Jan 2003. The current release was constructed from the data freeze on 27 Dec 2003 and consisted of 368,730,681 total nucleotides excluding the Ns.
The sequence data for each chromosome (from the short arm to the long arm) are available under the following accessions in the public databases.