Content Tagged "plant genome"
In California, the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is working to isolate the “evergreen” locus in peaches, which extends the growing season of the plant. Said Daniel Rokhsar, head of the DOE JGI Eukaryotic Program, “In theory, it could be manipulated in poplar to increase the accumulation of biomass.” Peach genes… [Read More]
“This collaborative effort has yielded a wealth of information that will help scientists better understand the basic biology of cotton and enhance the sustainable production of this globally important crop,” says plant scientist Allen Van Deynze, who led UC Davis’ participation in the sequencing project. Read more in the Central Valley Business Times [Read More]
The international partners in the Cornell-led Next Generation Cassava Breeding project plan to use genome sequencing and analysis to identify genes linked to traits that could be used to improve the breeding process. They hope to shorten the breeding cycle for new cassava down to six years and to give plant breeders more accurate evaluations… [Read More]
Cassava, a rough and ready root crop that has long been the foundation of food security in Africa is finally getting the respect it deserves. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) are investing $25.2 million to improve the staple crop’s productivity and build human… [Read More]
In an attempt to piece together the switchgrass genome, the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in an international partnership with includes the DOE BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) and the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has sequenced plant genomes of related candidate bioenergy crops such as sorghum and the model grass Brachypodium but may have found the missing… [Read More]
The genome of one of Australia’s biggest Eucalyptus trees, the Flooded Gum or Eucalyptus grandis, has now been mapped, allowing scientists and conservationists an insight into the secrets of an important piece of Australiana.Eucalyptus has become the most popular plantation tree in the world – with millions of hectares planted in Africa, America, Europe and… [Read More]
This genome, sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute of the U.S. Department of Energy, is expected to give scientists a better understanding of how plants of all kinds evolved over the past 500 million years. Banks, a professor of botany and plant pathology, led a team of about 100 scientists from 11 countries to sequence… [Read More]