Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research
Project Number: 6066-21310-005-35-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 30, 2019
Utilize whole genome sequencing and other sequencing techniques for cotton in order to perform bioinformatics analysis and identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for traits of interest. Develop tools for breeders and geneticists that are applicable to agricultural improvement of cotton. Bioinformatic analysis results, important loci and breeders tools are expected to be additional objectives of this project.
The investigator and Cooperator will collaborate to develop and enhance breeding tools and references for the cotton crop system to address the objective above: 1. Develop and utilize deep sequencing platforms to investigate agronomically important traits. 2. Develop analyses for identification of genes responsible for quantitative trait loci. 3. Develop and optimize variant discovery software for variant discovery in cotton specifically. 4. Perform bioinformatic analyses to investigate whole genome sequencing available on large numbers of inbred lines. 5. Publication and dissemination of research products to reference journals, databases, and conferences.