The single largest project to date, with an anticipated five-gigabase genome, barley ranks fifth in the world among all crops cultivated, and is grown on four million acres in the United States alone. The crop can be used to produce ethanol from the grain or for cellulosic ethanol from the straw. The team intends to have whole genome shotgun sequencing of two mapping population parents and sample haploid recombinant progeny to develop a sequence-based genetic map.
Principal Investigators: Gary Muehlbauer, University of Minnesota
Program: CSP 2011