Wheat Blast Genomic Analyses Highlighted at PAG
Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.
Rapid Nanopore Sequencing of 100 Tomato Genomes Enables Structural Variant Analysis
At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.
Barley Pan-Genome Strategy Presented at PAG
At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a researchers discussed the prospect of doing pan-genome studies in barley despite the plant's genomic complexity.
Dog Aging Project Searches for Keys to Healthy Aging in Pets, Humans
At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, Daniel Promislow provided details on the longitudinal, open science effort, which is preparing to study up to 10,000 pet dogs.
African Orphan Crops Consortium Tackles 101 Crop Genomes, Training in Africa
Along with sequencing and resequencing on orphan crop plants, the team is providing professional development to spur genomics-assisted plant breeding in Africa.