Navigation Links
Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops
Date:3/24/2013

Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate "biofuel crops" from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted. Domesticating these as crops requires a deep understanding of the physiology and genetics of trees, and scientists are turning to long-domesticated fruit trees for hints. The relationship between a peach and a poplar may not be obvious at first glance, but to botanists both trees are part of the rosid superfamily, which includes not only fruit crops like apples, strawberries, cherries, and almonds, but many other plants as well, including rose that gives the superfamily its name.

"The close relationship between peach and poplar trees is evident from their DNA sequence," said Jeremy Schmutz, head of the Plant Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI).

In the March 24 edition of Nature Genetics, Schmutz and several colleagues were part of the International Peach Genome Initiative (IPGI) that published the 265-million base genome of the Lovell variety of Prunus persica.

"Using comparative genomics approaches, characterization of the peach sequence can be exploited not only for the improvement and sustainability of peach and other important tree species, but also to enhance our understanding of the basic biology of trees," the team wrote. They compared 141 peach gene families to those of six other fully sequenced diverse plant species to unravel unique metabolic pathways, for instance, those that lead to lignin biosynthesisthe molecular "glue" that holds the plant cells togetherand a key barrier to deconstructing biomass into fuels.

For bioenergy researchers, the size of the peach genome makes it ideal to serve as a plant model for studying genes found in related genomes, such as poplar, one of the DOE JGI's Plant Flagship Genomes (http://bit.l
'/>"/>

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Clemson University researchers: What happens to peaches when the chill is gone?
2. Leading evolutionary scientist to discuss how genome of bacteria has evolved
3. Darwin in the genome
4. Analysis of stickleback genome sequence catches evolution in action
5. Athletic frogs have faster-changing genomes
6. PNAS: Precise molecular surgery in the plant genome
7. BGI and Aspera collaborate on high-speed data exchange to advance genome research
8. Researchers announce GenomeSpace environment to connect genomic tools
9. UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
10. BGI reports the completed sequence of foxtail millet genome
11. Relative reference: Foxtail millet offers clues for assembling the switchgrass genome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the publication of a study that pinpoints fine-scale differences ... the United States . Since immigrants ... the United States has served as ... study illuminates how American history and the ongoing mixing ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense Logistics ... easier to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from ... the agency started performing an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit ... the authenticity of purchased microcircuits while increasing their ... control measures will be conducted at DLA,s Electronics ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zq33j/global_chemical ... "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" report to ... One major trend upcoming in ... sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical sensors help in ... diagnosis during surgical procedures. The Global Chemical Sensor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2
... Energy and Environment Initiative (E2I), a sweeping plan to ... corner of the university to work with Houston,s energy ... use of current and alternative forms of energy. ... time is the challenge of meeting the world population,s ...
... PITTSBURGHAlthough polyploids, which are plants with more than two ... the biodiversity has remained a mysteryuntil now. With the ... Science Foundation, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and ... Fragaria ) to identify what role genetic diversity plays ...
... a monumental project that traces its origins back to ... published the final volume of " Intermountain Flora ," ... between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains in the ... indispensable references for the preservation of natural resources and ...
Cached Biology News:Rice launches sweeping Energy and Environment Initiative 2Rice launches sweeping Energy and Environment Initiative 3Rice launches sweeping Energy and Environment Initiative 4Rice launches sweeping Energy and Environment Initiative 5Pitt biologist receives $2 million to study genetic diversity of plants worldwide 2NYBG press publishes final volume of landmark 'Intermountain Flora' series 2NYBG press publishes final volume of landmark 'Intermountain Flora' series 3NYBG press publishes final volume of landmark 'Intermountain Flora' series 4NYBG press publishes final volume of landmark 'Intermountain Flora' series 5
(Date:12/24/2014)... MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 Earlier ... Dr. James L. Sherley, director of the Adult Stem ... on an often overlooked and under appreciated unique property ... Self-Renewal by Distributed Stem Cells: Misunderstood in the Past, ... message to congress participants. He gave the address ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 On Friday, ... H.R. 83, the Omnibus and Continuing Resolution Appropriations ... made hydrocephalus a condition eligible to receive funding ... administered by the Department of Defense (DoD). The ... allies on Capitol Hill, is celebrating this victory ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... mercaptan such as its definition, classification, application ... product specification, manufacturing process, and product cost ... and applications. The analysis also covers upstream ... channels, industry development trend and proposals. In ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 The report expects global ... by 2019. It also provides a carefully analyzed data ... challenges for the market. , Full Copy of Report ... the global market for cell expansion will keep witnessing ... expects this growth to be driven by rapid technological ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2Worldwide Methyl Mercaptan Market 2015-2020 Forecasts on Development & Trends Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3
... today announced that it plans to report its third ... close of the financial,markets. The announcement will be followed ... p.m. Pacific Time. Participating in the call,from Amgen will ... of,Amgen,s senior management team., Live audio of the ...
... ANGELES, Oct. 20 The Cure Our Children ... today,that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... unique drug product for children with,Ewing,s Sarcoma cancer. ... possible,by the generous volunteers and researchers in private ...
... Calif., Oct. 20 Beckman,Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: ... Directors,declared a quarterly dividend payout of seventeen cents ... November 17, 2008 to all,stockholders of record on ... quarterly payout of dividends., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031202/BECLOGO ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amgen Announces Webcast of 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 2FDA Approves Orphan Drug Status for Revolutionary Cancer Drug for Children 2
Sprague Dawley rats, 7-8 weeks of age, mixed gender; collected by exsanguination in Alsever's solution at 1:2 dilution...
... S.c. EasyComp Transformation Kit is designed ... cerevisiae cells. Advantages over commonly used ... or LiCl methods include:- Cells can be ... minutes - Competent cell preparation and transformation ...
Trop-2 Purified Anti-Human clone 162-46, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 100 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
... of BAC (100+kb), fosmid (40kb), and large ... than any othe BAC vector. On command ... and easy recombinant DNA purification. Available with ... VC) vectors for the highest insert stability. ...
Biology Products: