Content Tagged "soybean"
The spider mite, named for its ability to spin webs, belongs to an arthropod sub-group comprised of so-called chelicerates and is capable of consuming more than 1,100 plant species. This trait, coupled with its ability to develop resistance to most commonly used pesticides, have made it a potent pest, known for damaging ornamental plants and… [Read More]
The sweet orange joins the growing list of plant genomes sequenced using next-generation 454 Sequencing Systems. Throughout just the last year, international research teams announced the draft sequences of the apple, cassava, soybean, wheat, wild strawberry, and cacao genomes, representing some of the most economically important crops for global food supply. Read more on TMCnet.com. [Read More]
A large team comprised of researchers from Purdue University, the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, and the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service used whole-genome shotgun sequencing to sequence roughly 85 percent of the 1.1-gigabase soybean, Glycine max, genome. The paper describes how the team integrated the shotgun approach with physical and… [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 soybean genome was recently sequenced by the Department of Energy-Joint Genome Institute (DOE-JGI) and is publicly available. Mining of this sequence identified 5,671 soybean genes as putative transcription factors. These genes were comprehensively annotated as an aid to the soybean research community. We developed SoyDB – a knowledge database for all the transcription factors… [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]