Navigation Links
Loblolly pine's immense genome conquered
Date:3/19/2014

The massive genome sequence of the loblolly pine the most commercially important tree species in the United States and the source of most American paper products has been completed by a nationwide research team, led by a UC Davis scientist.

The draft genome approximately seven times bigger than the human genome is the largest genome sequenced to date and the most complete conifer genome sequence ever published. The sequencing was accomplished by using, for the first time, a faster and more efficient analytical process. The achievement is described in two papers in the March 2014 issue of Genetics and in one paper in the open access journal Genome Biology.

The genome sequence will help scientists breed improved varieties of the loblolly pine, which also is being developed as a feedstock for biofuel. The newly sequenced genome also provides a better understanding of the evolution and diversity of plants.

"It's a huge genome. But the challenge isn't just collecting all the sequence data. The problem is assembling that sequence into order," said David Neale, a professor of plant sciences at the University of California, Davis, who led the loblolly pine genome project and is an author on the Genetics and Genome Biology articles.

To tackle the enormous size of the loblolly pine's genome, which until recently has been an obstacle to sequencing efforts, the research team used a new method that can speed up genome assembly by compressing the raw sequence data 100-fold.

Modern genome sequencing methods make it relatively easy to read the individual "letters" in DNA, but only in short fragments. In the case of the loblolly, 16 billion separate fragments had to be fit back together a computational puzzle called genome assembly.

"We were able to assemble the human genome, but that was close to the limit of our ability; seven times bigger was just too much," said Steven Salzberg, prof
'/>"/>

Contact: Pat Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Improved loblolly pines better for the environment, study finds
2. Bluebirds struggle to find happiness on island paradise
3. Spinal tap -- using cactus spines to isolate DNA
4. 2 new owls discovered in the Philippines
5. An ant scientists picnic: The highly diverse ant fauna of the Philippines
6. Scientists discover new trigger for immense North Atlantic plankton bloom
7. Newly identified small-RNA pathway defends genome against the enemy within
8. The genome of sesame sheds new lights on oil biosynthesis
9. Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource now available to researchers
10. Pond-dwelling powerhouses genome points to its biofuel potential
11. Genomes of Richard III and his proven relative to be sequenced
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Loblolly pine's immense genome conquered
(Date:10/14/2014)... been millions of years since T. rex ... Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs ... snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs ... enhance the sense of smell and cool their brains. ... University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead author of the ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty ... irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast ... trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were published in ... on October 7th. , For the trial, 337 patients with ... to 4 grams of fish oil a day or to ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... Pancreatic cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 ... very "broad window" of intervention if detected early, ... a predisposition, say Australian clinical researchers. , ... Sydney,s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, analysed medical ... of 766 pancreatic cancer patients, operated on between ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 3Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family 2
... Methodist University and The University of Texas at ... that shows promise in protecting brain cells against ... which afflict millions. Dallas-based startup EncephRx, Inc. ... owned compounds. A biotechnology and therapeutics company, EncephRx ...
... 2010 Polar research must become an integral part of ... from the dramatically changing face of the Polar Regions, the ... its strategic position paper on European polar research: "Relevance, Strategic ... activities in the Polar Regions are significant, amounting to over ...
... the emergency room after a fall. She has broken her ... screws or shiny titanium ball joints. Instead, she pulls out ... will solidify in seconds and injects into the break. Over ... natural growth factors embedded in the synthetic molecules of the ...
Cached Biology News:Novel compounds show early promise in treatment of Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's 2Novel compounds show early promise in treatment of Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's 3It's time for Europe to step up research in the polar regions 2In the lab, engineer's novel liquid provides a solid fix for broken bones 2
(Date:10/18/2014)... 2014 The Asian arthroscopic devices report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. The arthroscopic devices market ... by 2018, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2013 ... Asian arthroscopic devices market, to get an idea of ... of the segmentation of arthroscopic devices market in the ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... October 18, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Liquid ... segments the concerned market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and ... million in 2013, and is expected to reach $380.0 ... 2013 to 2018. , Browse through the TOC of ... idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... October 18, 2014 The Biomass ... in the five years to 2014. The industry's expansion ... energy tax credits that encouraged the use of biomass ... portfolio standards (RPSs), which require local utilities to generate ... total energy portfolio. Increased campaigning for green technology also ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The report " Cloud Analytics Market ... Speech; Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, Delivery ... Analysis (2013 - 2018) ", defines and segments ... segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of ... driving this market, various restraints, and opportunities impacting ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Biomass Power in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Biomass Power in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OGXI ) announced today ... Thursday, August 6, 2009. OncoGenex will host a conference call ... discuss quarterly results. , The webcast can be accessed on ... www.oncogenex.com . Alternatively, you may access the live conference ...
... The years ... a big breakthrough in the search for a viable alternative feedstock for biodiesel in combination ... now happy to announce the much awaited commercial release of Couple oil crop cultivation (COC) ... (PRWEB) August 3, ...
... Aug. 2 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ... simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today the ... This acquisition, first announced in February, extends Beckman Coulter,s leadership ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031202/BECLOGO ...
Cached Biology Technology:Jatropha Couple Oil Crop Cultivation Technology Commercially Released 2Jatropha Couple Oil Crop Cultivation Technology Commercially Released 3Beckman Coulter Completes Acquisition of Olympus' Lab-Based Diagnostics Business 2
A collection of 42 spots with normal tissues from different organs of C57 mice, rat and human....
... The V-106 voice-coil scanning and positioning ... small samples have to be positioned ... high resolution. It provides superior responsiveness ... drives. The mechanics (X or XY ...
Improves spot morphology and DNA binding to the slide resulting in increased hybridization signal. ID Clarifier: Optimized spotting solution for use with SigmaScreen APS Coated Slides for Microarrays...
... General description: Humidity wells in the base ... chamber humidity and probe hydration around the ... eliminates the risk of waterbath contamination. This ... temperature waterbaths or hybridisation ovens. Linkage: This ...
Biology Products: