Probing the secrets of plants at the genetic level is all the rage these days among scientists seeking to understand how plants evolved on Earth. One of those plants is selaginella, one of the first plants to develop a system of tubes that transport water and nutrients inside a plant. Read more or listen to… [Read More]
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The “publication of the sweet orange and tangerine genomes will accelerate the discovery of innovative solutions to a myriad of pest and disease problems that threaten citrus production,” said Dan Gunter, chief operating officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Inc. Read more on the Tehran Times. [Read More]
The soybean is now the first legume species to have its complete genome sequence published, an achievement which could improve its potential as a biofuel feedstock. A research team made up of 18 institutions which included the United States Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, the Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Purdue University and… [Read More]
The research team for the project spenned 18 different institutions, including the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. The soybean sequencing was the institute’s largest plant project so far, and is also the largest plant that has ever been sequenced using a technique called “the whole genome shotgun strategy.” Jeremy Schmutz, first author of the… [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will receive $40.3 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support research in biofuels, fusion energy and the nation’s power grid and to ensure scientists have state-of-the-art equipment for their investigations…. Specifically, the $40.3 million… [Read More]
In his Joint Genome Institute keynote speech in March, Venter said “the new algae” is something that “secretes whatever lipid size we want to engineer. This changes algae from what everybody’s been looking at as a farming problem into a manufacturing problem. So we are trying to get algae to go into a continuous production… [Read More]
Phytozome provides a central “hub” for web access to a rapidly growing number of plant genomes, and includes tools for visualization of plant genomes and associated annotations, sequence analysis, and bulk, as well as targeted, plant data retrieval. The gene families available in Phytozome, defined at several evolutionarily significant epochs, provide a framework for the… [Read More]