The epigenome is comprised of chemical compounds that mark the genome with instructions such as what to do, and where and when to do it. A transcriptome is a collection of all the transcripts present in a given cell. When the epigenomic and transcriptomic responses of a cell to a stressor are recorded, they provide researchers with the sum of the individual responses of that cell type. For this project, researchers are interested in learning about the transcriptomic and epigenomic responses of root hair cells from two of the JGI Flagship Plants: soybean and sorghum in order to enhance crop production. One expected outcome of the data is the development of a single cell plant model that can optimize plant functional genomic studies. The end goal of the project is to generate the first single cell type transcriptome atlas.
Proposer’s Name: Marc Libault