W515 Norway Spruce Genome Project

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time: 10:50 AM
Room: Esquire
Par K. Ingvarsson , Umea university, Umea, Sweden
The goal of the “Spruce genome project” is to sequence and assemble the 20 Gb genome of Norway spruce (Picea abies). This talk will provide a review of the current status of the spruce genome project, with insights into gene content, gene structure, haplotype variation and repeat structure. I will also cover where the project is heading in terms of resource development and interactions with the conifer research community. I will also introduce the “ProCoGen” project, a recently funded EU project on conifer genomics, where we aim to de-novo sequence two additional conifer species, P. sylvestris and P. pinaster.