Location: Crop Germplasm Research
Project Number: 6202-21000-030-01-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2008
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
The objective of this cooperative research project is to advance cotton genomics by developing the resources for the genome sequence of the Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) genetic standard, TM-1.
Large DNA-insert BAC libraries of the highly inbred genetic standard, TM-1, will be constructed and assembled into contigs to create a physical map. Minimum tiling path (MTP) BAC clones from selected contigs will be sequenced, and the assembled and annotated data will provide the complete cotton genome sequence with the gene content and distribution.