SNIC SUPR
Spruce Genome Project
Dnr:

SNIC 2019/12-9

Type:

Swestore Medium

Principal Investigator:

Stefan Jansson

Affiliation:

UmeƄ universitet

Start Date:

2019-05-03

End Date:

2023-06-01

Primary Classification:

40402: Genetics and Breeding in Agricultural Sciences

Secondary Classification:

10610: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (methods development to be 10203)

Allocation

Abstract

The ultimate goal of this project is to learn how to find the genetic differences that make trees different from each other. Forest trees are, in general, more genetically diverse than most other organisms and aspens are, in this respect, extreme. Gene sequences from two aspens are on average about as different genetically as human and chimpanzee sequences are.We have built many genomic resources for Populus in general and aspen (P. tremula) in particular, for example clone collections (the SwAsp and UmAsp collections), ESTs, DNA microarrays, genome sequence of poplar and aspen, small RNAs as well as bioinformatic tools and databases.We are also working on spruce, e g generated the spruce genome sequence.