Draft Lentil Genome Assembly ReleasedJanuary 20, 2016
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in Saskatoon, Canada have released a draft lentil genome assembly, based on CDC Redberry, a well-known small red lentil variety developed by Bert Vandenberg, a U of S plant sciences professor and lentil breeder.
"The lentil genome assembly will provide important information to help us better understand this crop. More importantly, it will lead to development of genomic tools that will help improve breeding practices and accelerate varietal development," said Kirstin Bett, U of S professor and project lead of the international lentil sequencing effort. Supported by the farmer group Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG), sequencing of the lentil genome will provide breeders with the tools to create improved varieties.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a non-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Global Pipeline of GM Crops out to 2020
- Growing Demand for Food, Fuel Drives Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market
- Researchers Discover Core Set of Genes for Plant-Fungal Symbiosis
- Draft Lentil Genome Assembly Released
- FDA Approves Second Generation Innate® Potatoes
- Modifying the Structure of Wood Alters Plant Microbiome
- VIB Researchers Discover New Mechanism for Root Development
- Wall-Associated Kinases Participate in Defense Against Rice Blast
- WOX Genes Function in Protoderm and Suspensor Development in Norway Spruce
- The Recessive Allele in the Soybean Maturity Locus E9 Causes Delayed Flowering
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Pioneering Study Helps Fight Against Ash Dieback
- Enhanced Free Fatty Acid Production of Synechocystis sp. by Deletion of the CyAbrB2
- MicroRNA-150 Promotes Cervical Cancer by Targeting FOXO4
- Plant Genes and "Omics": Technology Development
- ISAAA in 2015
Subscribe to CBU: