Order 70 million letters
With the selection of the project by the Genomics Institute, it will be this United States-based body that will be responsible for carrying out the sequencing work and computer analysis.
At the Public University of Navarre laboratories the DNA of the oyster mushroom will be isolated and purified and then sent to the Genomics Institute for sequencing. Within one year, approximately, the JGI will have undertaken a first reading of the genome's 70 million letters. And, once again, it will be laboratories at the Public University of Navarre that will order the sequenced fragments and co-ordinate the rest of the project tasks.
From the Navarre university, the resulting computer archive of the sequencing, containing the definitive "pages of letters" for the genetic code, will be then distributed to the other participating laboratories in order to carry out the annotation of the genome sequence ?involving the identification of each one of the genes that make up the oyster mushroom, i.e. the genetic constitution of the organism.
Life appeared on Earth some 3,000 million years ago. The evolution undergone by this fungus whose DNA is to be purified, has been through these 3,000 million years, as has the human being. Thus, within its genome there is 3,000 million years of history ?the goal of the sequencing of this genome is to unlock and