The Open Green Genomes Initiative will generate high-quality genome assemblies and annotations for 35 species representing all major evolutionary lineages in the land plant tree of life. This work will greatly improve comparative analyses of the genes, regulatory networks and metabolic pathways influencing plant growth, responses to environmental stress, and production of valuable plant products. The resulting comparative framework will drive translation of genome science into predictive understanding and inform engineering of efficient production of plant-based biofuels and bioproducts.
Proposer: James Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
Proposal: Open Green Genomes: a framework for comparative plant genomics