In Nature Genetics, a multi-institutional team including JGI researchers has sequenced and assembled the genomes of the five major cotton lineages. Studying the cotton genomes provides breeders with insights on crop improvements at a genetic level.
Shrub willow and its close relative Populus trichocarpa, or the poplar tree, are potential biofuel feedstocks. Understanding the mechanisms by which they reproduce can help guide breeding efforts. To better understand how sex determination works in shrub willow, researchers investigated the structures of the sex chromosomes of one male and one female specimen, reported in Genome Biology.
In this brief captioned video, JGI Chief Informatics Officer Kjiersten Fagnan reflects on the personal and environmental impacts of the shelter-in-place order as part of JGI Earth Month.
The Genome Insider podcast presents research by Gary Trubl, a virologist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He’s using bioinformatics and isotopes to track how viruses in the thawing arctic influence the flow of soil carbon. JGI is a user facility of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA.
JGI will not be accepting or processing any samples while the statewide shelter-in-place order remains in effect.
A team led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley used a multi-omics approach to reconstruct and model gene regulatory pathways used by the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, and to identify and decide on the order in which this fungus breaks down plant cell wall materials including lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose.
This episode of the Natural Prodcast podcast, features a conversation with Marc Chevrette. Marc is a postdoctoral fellow in Jo Handelsman’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where, among lots of other things, he works on the Tiny Earth project.
In this episode of the Natural Prodcast podcast, a conversation with Brad Moore, who has joint appointments at UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The podcast interview was conducted during the SIMB Natural Products conference.
In this Natural Prodcast episode, Dan Udwary and Alison Takemura chat with Nancy Keller, a fantastic fungal natural products researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The podcast was recorded at the Society for Industrial Microbiology’s Natural Products conference.
Listen to episodes of JGI’s podcasts Genome Insider and Natural Prodcast, now available on various podcast apps! Check out episodes with transcripts here.