Navigation Links
Georgia Tech team helps decode newly sequenced strawberry genome
Date:12/26/2010

An international research consortium has sequenced the genome of the woodland strawberry, according to a study published in the Dec. 26 advance online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The development is expected to unlock possibilities for breeding tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.

"We've created the strawberry parts list," said the consortium's leader Kevin Folta, an associate professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "For every organism on the planet, if you're going to try to do any advanced science or use molecular-assisted breeding, a parts list is really helpful. In the old days, we had to go out and figure out what the parts were. Now we know the components that make up the strawberry plant."

From a genetic standpoint, the woodland strawberry, formally known as Fragaria vesca, is similar to the cultivated strawberry but less complex, making it easier for scientists to study. The 14-chromosome woodland strawberry has one of the smallest genomes of economically significant plants, but still contains approximately 240 million base pairs.

The consortium of 75 researchers from 38 institutions that sequenced the genome included two Georgia Tech researchers. They are Mark Borodovsky, a Regents professor with a joint appointment in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and the Georgia Tech School of Computational Science and Engineering, and Paul Burns, who worked on the project as a bioinformatics Ph.D. student.

Once the consortium uncovered the genomic sequence of the woodland strawberry, Borodovsky and Burns led the efforts in identifying protein-coding genes in the sequence. Using a newly developed pattern recognition program called GeneMark.hmm-ES+, Borodovsky and Burns identified 34,809 genes, of which 55 percent were assigned to gene families.

The Ge
'/>"/>

Contact: Abby Vogel Robinson
abby@innovate.gatech.edu
404-385-3364
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Georgia State receives $6.7 million grant for research center in health disparities
2. Georgia Tech awarded a $20M Center for Chemical Innovation from NSF and NASA
3. 3 Georgian leaders sign Vienna Declaration, strengthen call for science-based drug policy
4. Georgia Powers Green Energy Program Redesigned to Include More Solar Power
5. Penn, Georgia collaboration awarded $14.6 million to expand pathogen database
6. Georgia State researcher to use $1 million grant to improve computer models for fighting wildfires
7. New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries
8. Georgia goes bananas
9. Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10
10. New NIH grant helps MU scientist get to the heart of muscular dystrophy
11. U of M researcher helps unlock 30 new genes responsible for early onset puberty
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Georgia Tech team helps decode newly sequenced strawberry genome
(Date:8/21/2014)... unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from ... University scientist has discovered. The discovery lays the foundation ... energy from the Sun, and understanding dense blooms like ... worldwide. A paper describing the discovery will be published ... journal Science on 21 August 2014. , ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... aimed at improving the food intake, health and quality ... is among three projects at the University of Waterloo ... Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). , Professor ... at Waterloo, and a Schlegel research chair in nutrition ... investigate why many Canadians living in long-term care homes ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ever heard of the water window? It consists of ... are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. ... develop coherent radiations within the water window. These could ... a high-contrast image of the biological samples or to ... study identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo 2Water window imaging opportunity 2
... 2013 Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ... de laboratorio íntegra para identificar unos 20.000 restos humanos ... de la insurrección de 2011 y para abordar los ... años de Muammar Gaddafi. Se prevé que la identificación tome ...
... the continental U.S. could send out new spring leaves up ... did before global temperatures started to rise, according to a ... lead to changes in the composition of northeastern forests and ... dioxide. Trees play an important role in taking up ...
... at the end of the last Ice Age, trees have ... But how will forests adapt to the rapid pace of ... $1.5 million grant to Drs. Stephen Keller, Andrew Elmore, Matthew ... Maryland Center for Environmental Science,s Appalachian Laboratory to study climate ...
Cached Biology News:Life Technologies ayudará a identificar 20.000 restos humanos encontrados en fosas comunes en Libia 2Life Technologies ayudará a identificar 20.000 restos humanos encontrados en fosas comunes en Libia 3Life Technologies ayudará a identificar 20.000 restos humanos encontrados en fosas comunes en Libia 4Spring may come earlier to North American forests 2Spring may come earlier to North American forests 3New study will predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Aug. 22, 2014 Research and ... "Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report ... The Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry ... current state of the global gel permeation chromatography industry ... report provides a basic overview of the industry including ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The identification of ... can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built on ... the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has been ... Watson will additionally present how he achieved coverage ... human and mouse exome kits. With over 236,000 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland ... has developed a novel "man and machine" decision ... diagnostic aid was described in PLOS One ... is based on computer vision algorithms similar to ... visualization of only the diagnostically most relevant areas. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the ... of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has ... of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant ... King will take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony ... a.m.-12:20 p.m. and tour the plant. POET-DSM is a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report 2014 2Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 3
... VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo ... of its new Cat-K FAST (TM) ... with disease progression and therapeutic response in vivo . ... therapeutic target in a range of bone-related diseases, including cancer metastasis ...
... 7 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ... , , Bicalutamide Tablets are the generic version of ... of approximately $322 million for the 12 months ending March ...
... MATEO, Calif., July 7 King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... today announced that on July 2, 2009, King met with the ... Letter regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for REMOXY(R). The ... to resubmit the REMOXY(R) NDA and to address all FDA comments ...
Cached Biology Technology:VisEn Launches New Cat-K FAST(TM) Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agent 2King and Pain Therapeutics Announce REMOXY(R) NDA Update 2King and Pain Therapeutics Announce REMOXY(R) NDA Update 3
Practical tool for easy, effective sealing of 0.2ml PCR tubes and plates using cap strips....
... by BioLegend, the Quansys Biosciences Q-Plex Array ... of cytokines/chemokines for human, mouse, and rat ... a fully quantitative ELISA-based test where 4 ... each well of a 96-well plate in ...
The strip cap tool is a used for properly seating 8- and 12-cap strips in microplates or strip tubes. A grooved channel on one side is designed to seat domed caps, while the flat edge on the opposite...
... The expertise that made the original Gene Pulser ... system available has been applied in the Gene ... The modular design of the Gene Pulser II ... accessory that has the widest range of settings ...
Biology Products: