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:2/5/2015)... 28, 2015 New Market Research ... Segment Forecasts To 2020 has Been Added to GrandViewReseach.com ... is expected to reach USD 5.10 billion by 2020, ... Inc. IR cameras help identify the site of tissue ... witness surging demand in medical imaging applications. They have ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... - A Global Market Overview" report to their offering. ... is to ensure that an individual is who she/he is ... make use of a person,s unique physical characteristics, such as ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a leader ... announced the launch of a TR-FRET (time resolved ... Transcreener UDP Assay, a high throughput screening assay ... assay will allow for sensitive detection of hundreds ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):IR Camera Market Worth $5.10 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2IR Camera Market Worth $5.10 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 3BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2
... For his creative work in evolutionary systems biology, Jeff ... Technology, is The Pew Charitable Trusts, biomedical researcher of the month. Gore ... the goal of understanding how pathogens become resistant to drugs. ... Inspired ...
... is available in German . ... previously assumed. More precise tests may allow allergy sufferers more freedom ... studies carried out by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), ... The researchers examined patients with a Nile perch allergy. Being allergic ...
... on the biochemical makeup of small interfering RNA ... used in research to help scientists better understand ... accessible to researchers worldwide increases the potential of ... National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) collaborated ...
Cached Biology News:Each food fish can cause specific allergies 2Each food fish can cause specific allergies 3Gene-silencing data now publicly available to help scientists better understand disease 2Gene-silencing data now publicly available to help scientists better understand disease 3
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 In an ... the UPMC Center for Health Security review the clinical ... can be used as bioweapons. The article, "Clinical Management ... today on the website of the New England ... Adalja, Eric Toner , and Tom Inglesby—review the ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Mar. 04, 2015 Research and Markets ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Biomarkers - ... This report follows the broad ... can be objectively measured and evaluated as an ... well as pharmacological responses to a therapeutic intervention. ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Proove Biosciences , a ... excited to announce the launch of their CME-accredited ... Management of Pain”. , The continuing medical education ... next year. The focus of the program is ... pain treatments, integrate appropriate pain management techniques, and ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Follow us on LinkedIn ... fastest growing technologies in the life sciences industry. Growing ... driving growth in nucleic acid detection technologies like qPCR ... expressions will continue to benefit the qPCR and dPCR ... from pharma, biotech, food & beverage to animal feed, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Latest Clinical Information On Bioterrorism Threats 2Global Biomarkers Report 2014-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Biomarkers Report 2014-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Proove Biosciences Launches CME Accredited Program with Medscape 2Proove Biosciences Launches CME Accredited Program with Medscape 3Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4
... 2012 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) and ... that the companies have entered into a definitive merger ... company founded in Germany with its research and development ... for $11 per share in cash. The transaction, which ...
... (NASDAQ: SQNM ) today announced the completion of ... stock, including 1,950,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise ... of the shares were offered by Sequenom at a price ... to Sequenom from this offering were approximately $62.0 million, before ...
... Corporation (NPC) and Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, Counsel to ... resolve the nationwide Wage and Hour class action against NPC ... District of New York.  NPC has agreed ... up to 99 million dollars for eligible class members.  This ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amgen to Acquire Micromet 2Amgen to Acquire Micromet 3Amgen to Acquire Micromet 4Amgen to Acquire Micromet 5Amgen to Acquire Micromet 6Amgen to Acquire Micromet 7Amgen to Acquire Micromet 8Amgen to Acquire Micromet 9Sequenom Announces Exercise in Full of Over-Allotment Option and Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock 2Sequenom Announces Exercise in Full of Over-Allotment Option and Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock 3Plaintiff Sales Representatives and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Resolve Class Action Wage and Hour Claims 2Plaintiff Sales Representatives and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Resolve Class Action Wage and Hour Claims 3Plaintiff Sales Representatives and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Resolve Class Action Wage and Hour Claims 4
... Super Sensitive MultiLink IHC Detection ... secondary antibodies, labeled with multiple ... the bound primary antibody, and ... Streptavidin-Enzyme conjugate. This kit is ...
Sf21 Insect Cells (Live) in Max-XP Medium...
EZ-DeWax is a one-step solution that simultanously removes paraffin from and rehydrates formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue...
... unit is an inexpensive personal or mini thermal ... process. Lightweight, with a small footprint, it can ... the researcher's desk. , The Gene Cycler thermal ... not have access to a large laboratory thermal ...
Biology Products: