With equipment of last generation, scientists linked to FAPESP Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) begin to decipher genome of sugar cane. Read the news Pontapé inicial (Authorship: Agência FAPESP).
Grass BACMan Database
The International Consortium of Sugarcane Biotechnology sponsors a project in Dr. Andy Paterson´s lab at University of Georgia that tries to integrate genetic/QTL maps, ESTs and BAC libraries into a 'gene map' that will also serve as an initial physical platform of sequence tagged sites (STS) that can be used for sugarcane genomic sequence assembly. Most sequences mapped in the sugarcane database in BacMan belong to Arabidopsis, sorghum and sugarcane. Until this date (30/11/2004) almost 5,000 overgo sequences have been mapped anchoring 80,535 BAC sequences.
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