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The Populus Genome and Comparative Genomics

  • Carl J. Douglas
  • Stephen P. DiFazio
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Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 8)

Abstract

Populus was the first tree genome, and one of the first plant genomes, to be sequenced. The sequencing project and subsequent annotation was a collaborative, international effort, with the bulk of the sequencing carried out by the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. Due to the high degree of sequence coverage, the hybrid BAC library-whole genome shotgun approach employed, excellent EST and full-length cDNA sequence collections, and an engaged Populus research community, the sequence is of high quality and set a standard for subsequent genome sequencing projects. In this chapter, we provide background information on the Populus sequencing project, the genome sequence was obtained and annotated, data on Populus genome structure, uses of the genome sequence, and examples of comparative genomics studies enabled by the Populus genome sequence.

Keywords

Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Clone Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Library Populus Gene Syntenic Block 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank members of the Populus Genome Consortium for their many contributions to the work described in this chapter. This work was supported by the U.S Department of Energy, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research, NSF FIBR, the NSF Plant Genome Research Program, Genome Canada (Treenomix I project), Genome British Columbia (Applied Genomics Innovation Program), and an NSERC Discovery Grant (to CJD).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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