Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks

07/12/2017 10:39 AM EDT

genome-wide distribution of fast-neutron-induced mutations in the Kitaake rice mutant population

Researchers at the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute, in collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute, are reporting the first whole-genome sequence of a mutant population of Kitaake, a model variety of rice. Their high-density, high-resolution catalog of mutations facilitates the discovery of novel genes and functional elements that control diverse biological pathways.

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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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