At the Plant and Animal Genome XV Meeting on 01/16/07, Jerry Tuskan from the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announced plans to sequence the peach genome. Since then, an international consortium (IPGI) coalesced to do the work cooperatively. This consortium, under the direction of Drs Bryon Sosinski, Ignazio Verde and Daniel Rokhsar, includes numerous researchers from countries around the globe including the US, Italy (Drupomics), Spain and Chile. The specific roles of the participants will be outlined in the publication of the peach genome.
Read more at the Genome Database for Rosaceae.