Apple Genome Sequence PublishedJune 14, 2017
An international consortium of research institutions from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa, including researchers from Wageningen University & Research has published a high quality genome sequence of apple.
The genome sequence provides new insights into the organization of the apple genome. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the 42,000 putative genes were validated through RNA sequencing. This information is useful for the identification of genes that control a trait of interest and for the development of DNA-based diagnostic tests that can accelerate breeding of new varieties.
The new insights in the apple genome include a clear view on the duplication patterns among the 17 chromosomes of apple. This information facilitates identification of gene copies with similar function. ‘Repetitive regions' have been assembled, and these may be involved in regulating gene expression. Finally, a new type of repeat sequence was found that may be specific for centromeres, which may lead to new insights in chromosome division and replication.
For more details, read the press releases from Wageningen University & Research.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in 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
- Breakthrough Research Makes Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible
- Detailed New Maize Reference Genome Shows Its Deep Resources for Continued Adaptation
- Brazil Approves GM Sugarcane for Commercial Use
- Researchers Identify Gene Against Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus
- Study Shows Rice First Cultivated in China 10,000 Years Ago
- Filipino Crop Scientists Tackle Ways to Face Climate Change and Globalization
- South Korean Consumer Group Hosts ISAAA Brief 52 Seminar
- Scientists Discover that Symbiotic Fungi Get Carbon from Plants in the Form of Fatty Acids
- Apple Genome Sequence Published
- Alcohol dehydrogenase 1 Confers Abiotic and Biotic Stress Resistance in Arabidopsis
- Non-target Arthropod Risk Assessment for Bt Rice in China
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Researchers Identify a Carotenoid Biosynthetic Gene in Rhodosporidium toruloides
- EFSA Releases Literature Review of Baseline Information on Assessment of RNAi-based GM Plants
- Functional Characterization of OsSAPK2 Using CRISPR-Cas9
- CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Deletion of a Target Gene in Indica Rice
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (February 21, 2024)
- Gene Editing Supplement (February 14, 2024)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: