Studies of genomic variation are critical to developing a synthetic, systems and quantitative understanding of how to improve crops. However, modern short-read methodologies may actually miss the very genes that are critical to adapting crops to new environments or making them healthier. This project will create high-quality genomes of multiple crops and species from the mustard family to test new methods and technologies to ensure that these genes essential for adaptation and improvement are identified.
Proposer: Daniel Kliebenstein, University of California, Davis
Proposal: Pangenomic comparison of structural variation driving recurrent network evolution in Brassicaceae metabolism