Leveraging Genomic Data & Tools from Botanical Models in Peanut Improvement

Institution:

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on behalf of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

Budget ID:

1288

Project ID:

340

Report BID:

State:

Georgia

Region:

Southeast (GA, FL, AL)

State Group:

GA-161

Project Fiscal Year:

2014

Category:

Breeding/Genetics/Biotech

Report Type:

Report Received Date:

Investigator:

Paterson

Project NPB Budget:

$20,000

Most plants share a largely-common set of genes, and gene functions change only very slowly. Using information from well-studied botanical models, the functions of perhaps half of the estimated 30,000 peanut genes might be deduced, once we understand the gene-by-gene relationships among these genomes. Using methods that we pioneered (Paterson et al., 2010; Tang et al., 2008), our objective is to 'align' key segments and chromosomes of peanut to those of such models, providing the means to begin to deduce functions of peanut genes based on knowledge from well-studied plants. 

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