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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Investigation of the Peanut Genome

Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-21310-004-12
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jul 26, 2012
End Date: Jul 25, 2016

Objective:
To increase the genomic data for peanut (Arachis hypogaea) in relation to U.S. production.

Approach:
Genomic data will be generated in two distinct areas. 1) Reduced representative DNA libraries will be sequenced using a high throughput DNA sequencer. As peanut is a tetraploid with a large genome size it is still too expensive to do whole genome resequencing. This method selectively reduces the areas sequenced but provides useful coverage over many gene regions and allows for the discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) which are useful for genetic mapping. 2) Gene expression data will be generated using a technique called RNA-Seq. Peanut tissue with spatial and temporal differences will be examined.

Last Modified: 7/23/2014
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