Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-047-05-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: Dec 31, 2020
Characterization and computational analysis of the effect of genetic modification on crop plants to determine whether genetic modification results in unanticipated consequences to the genome or genome outputs, including but not limited to, gene expression, metabolism or specific relevant traits.
General approaches will focus on genome-scale analysis of transcriptome activity, small RNA accumulation, metabolome profiles and/or genome sequences. DNA sequence annotation and/or assembly may be required depending on target species. Genetically modified and control plants, possibly following applied variations in conditions will be the major subjects of study.