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Research Project: Perennial Forage, Range, and Turf Plant Genomics

Location: Forage and Range Research

Project Number: 2080-21000-016-27-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2017
End Date: Sep 14, 2022

Objective:
Sequence DNA from key forage, range, and turf plants of the western U.S. to document genetic diversity and genetic identity of cultivars; identify functionally important genes; and predict the breeding value of individual genotypes.

Approach:
DNA samples from experimental populations and applied breeding programs are purified, concentrated, genotyped, and sequenced. The resulting data are processed through a pipeline of bioinformatics software using multi-processor computer workstations and clusters.