Rosaceaous Genome Sequencing: Perspectives and Progress

  • Bryon Sosinski
  • Vladimir Shulaev
  • Amit Dhingra
  • Ananth Kalyanaraman
  • Roger Bumgarner
  • Daniel Rokhsar
  • Ignazio Verde
  • Riccardo Velasco
  • Albert G. Abbott
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 6)

The long-term goal of plant genomics is to identify, isolate and determine the function of plant genes that are associated with both vegetative and reproductive phenotypes. Most phenotypes require the coordinated activity and regulatory control of suites of genes over time and in precise positions within the plant. Until recently, the idea of establishing a comprehensive approach to isolate and characterize all the genes involved in any complex phenotype was a daunting one, and oftentimes it has been necessary to perform whole genome sequencing to obtain all of the gene sequences. The sequence of several plant genomes have been generated including the Arabidopsis, poplar and rice genomes, with the model legume Medicago and sorghum well underway. In addition, large amounts of expressed sequence tag (EST) information are being obtained for many other plants, including rosaceaous plants. The advances in genomics, informatics, and phylogenetics have been developed and refined by these reference projects, to the point that it is now thought that, in many cases, the vast majority of genes of a plant can be identified without the complete genome sequence, however the EST approach to gene identification does not provide valuable information regarding promoters and other non-coding regulatory elements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryon Sosinski
    • 1
  • Vladimir Shulaev
    • 1
  • Amit Dhingra
    • 1
  • Ananth Kalyanaraman
    • 1
  • Roger Bumgarner
    • 1
  • Daniel Rokhsar
    • 1
  • Ignazio Verde
    • 1
  • Riccardo Velasco
    • 1
  • Albert G. Abbott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Horticultural ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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