Cissus quadrangularis is a medicinal plant belonging to the family Vitaceae and is commonly found in the tropical regions of India, Ceylon, East Africa, Malaysia and Thailand. It is referred to as Veldt Grape and it is a traditional medicine for joint and bone health and shows promise in promoting bone growth rates. The whole plant is used in oral re-hydration, while the leaf, stem, and root extracts of this plant are important in the management of various ailments. This perennial plant has been shown to be very effective in various human diseases such as osteoporosis, asthma, cough, hemorrhoids and gonorrhea. Here we report the first draft genome sequence of Cissus quadrangularis of cultivar variant I - TUH No. 189 which will provide the genetic basis for studying the important active components of the plant. We have assembled a draft genome of 313 Mb which covers 64.27% of the nearest genome of Vitis vinifera and 36,325 proteins were identified through genome annotation.
Gandhimathi A, Margaret Sunitha S, Pritha Ghosh, Harini K, Hariprasanna Meenakshi Iyer S, et al.