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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Characterizing Plant Genomes for Agriculture Improvement

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 1907-21000-041-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 11, 2009
End Date: Sep 10, 2014

Objective:
The objective of this SCA is to increase our understanding of plant genomes through sequence generation and characterization.

Approach:
Plant genomes are large and complex genomes, making them a challenge to sequence and characterize their genomes’. With recent changes in sequencing technology it is now possible to generate sequence at fraction of the cost. But the sequence that is generated has different qualities that will require changes in the way we process and interpret this sequence. Experimental and computational approaches will be reviewed and develop to make use of the new short read technologies. This will include library development, integration of different sequencing methodologies, and development of computational pipelines to process, store and interpret the data sets.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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