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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF GRAPE GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND QUALITY

Location: Grape Genetics Research

Title: Agricultural biodiversity in the post-genomics era

Authors
item Hyma, Katie -
item Londo, Jason
item Barba, Paola -
item Reisch, Bruce -
item Cadle-Davidson, Lance
item Sun, Qi -
item Acharya, Charlotte -
item Mitchell, Sharon -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 17, 2014
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The toolkit available for assessing and utilizing biological diversity within agricultural systems is rapidly expanding. In particular, genome and transcriptome re-sequencing as well as genome complexity reduction techniques are gaining popularity as the cost of generating short read sequence data decreases. Genome complexity reduction can reduce problems associated with ascertainment bias typically encountered with other genotyping platforms, and has the advantage of being highly repeatable and scalable. Through the use of customized bioinformatics approaches, biodiversity can be assessed quickly and accurately in many systems. By utilizing these genomic scale data to combine population genomics analyses with molecular breeding approaches, breeding and conservation efforts can be accelerated and improved. Here we present an overview of some of the technologies and applications.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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