Project Number: 5012-22000-023-005-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2021
End Date: Sep 14, 2022
Sequence and analyze the genomes of the soybean aphid Biotype 3 (Aphis glycines) and its sister species the cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) and associated symbionts.
This agreement aims to compare the nuclear genomes of the sister species, the soybean and cotton aphids, and the cohort of symbionts they harbor. Genomes of the soybean aphid Biotype 3 and the cotton aphid will be sequenced and annotated. Similarities and differences will be identified. Sequences for symbionts identified in both aphid genomes will be extracted, annotated and analyzed.