Data Usage Policy: Theobroma cacao v2.1

Restrictions on dataset usage

What can I do with the Theobroma cacao dataset?
For public access, in agreement with the Fort Lauderdale Guidelines, we are making the cacao Matina 1-6 genome available from the Cacao Genome Project and our collaborators prior to peer-reviewed publication of the data. We are making this data available with the expectation and desire to publish this data in a reasonable time without 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 Cacao Genome Project group 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 including other cotton species and cultivars. For specific questions about data use please contact Juan Carlos Motamayor (contact info below).

If you will be employing the data for non-reserved analyses, such as cloning a gene of interest, designing mapping panels or to analyze a gene family etc., please reference the "Cacao Genome Project" as your citation.


Principal Collaborator: Juan Carlos Motamayor (Mars Corp.) (email: juan DOT motamayor AT effem AT com)
JGI Contact: Jeremy Schmutz (HudsonAlpha/JGI) (email: jschmutz AT hudsonalpha DOT org)

This data set is public. Please cite the following publication

1: Motamayor JC, Mockaitis K, Schmutz J, Haiminen N, Livingstone D 3rd, Cornejo
O, Findley SD, Zheng P, Utro F, Royaert S, Saski C, Jenkins J, Podicheti R, Zhao 
M, Scheffler BE, Stack JC, Feltus FA, Mustiga GM, Amores F, Phillips W, Marelli
JP, May GD, Shapiro H, Ma J, Bustamante CD, Schnell RJ, Main D, Gilbert D, Parida
L, Kuhn DN. The genome sequence of the most widely cultivated cacao type and its 
use to identify candidate genes regulating pod color. Genome Biol. 2013 Jun
3;14(6):r53. doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-r53. PubMed PMID: 23731509; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC4053823.