Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research
Project Number: 6066-21310-005-27-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Sep 1, 2021
Perform analyses and develop software for next-generation sequence analysis with focus on agriculturally important animal and crop systems, ie. cotton. The project will focus on improving breeding tools and references. Bioinformatic analysis and identification of QTL and candidate gene loci are expected to be additional objectives of this project. In addition, bioinformatic tool development in the realm of machine learning capacity development.
Investigator and Cooperator will work together to enhance breeding tools and references for animal and crop systems to address the objective above: 1. Develop and utilize next-generation sequencing platforms to investigate biologically relevant questions. 2. Develop amplicon and/or other genotyping based platform for cost-effective genotyping. 3. Develop and utilize variant discovery software. 4. Perform bioinformatic analyses to investigate RNA-sequencing, genome assembly, and genetic analyses. 5. Publication and dissemination of research products to reference journals and databases.