Accession PRJCA000931
Title the genome of Gastrodia elata
Relevance Evolution
Data types Whole genome sequencing
Organisms Gastrodia elata
Description Full mycoheterotrophic plants have independently evolved at least 47 times in land plants. Gastrodia elata (Orchidaceae), or Tianma, is one of most widespread mycoheterotrophic plant in subtropical Asia and has extremely heterotrophic lifestyle. G. elata fully depends on fungus Armillaria mellea to get carbohydrates for the growth of plants after germination. It has an extremely unique which is highly reduced plant forms, such as leafless and rootless habit, and stays most time of life underground in association with fungi. To investigate the molecular bases of full mycoheterotrophic plants unique lifecycle, we sequenced the genome of G. elata.
Sample scope Monoisolate
Release date 2018-08-14
PubMed ID Article title Journal name DOI Year
29691383 The Gastrodia elata genome provides insights into plant adaptation to heterotrophy Nature Communications 10.1038/s41467-018-03423-5 2018
Agency program Grant ID Grant title
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central public welfare research institutes ZZ10 008
Submitter Yuan    Yuan  (
Organization China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Submission date 2018-07-12

Project Data

Resource name Description
BioSample (1) -
SAMC044637 Gastrodia elata
GSA (1) -
CRA001051 Genome of Gastrodia elata 2017