Peanut (Arachis hypogaea ) Expressed Sequence Tag Project: Progress and Application

Feng, S. and Wang, X. and Zhang, X. and et al, . (2012) Peanut (Arachis hypogaea ) Expressed Sequence Tag Project: Progress and Application. Comparative and Functional Genomics. 9 p..

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Many plant ESTs have been sequenced as an alternative to whole genome sequences, including peanut because of the genome size and complexity. The US peanut research community had the historic 2004 Atlanta Genomics Workshop and named the EST project as a main priority. As of August 2011, the peanut research community had deposited 252,832 ESTs in the public NCBI EST database, and this resource has been providing the community valuable tools and core foundations for various genome-scale experiments before the whole genome sequencing project. These EST resources have been used for marker development, gene cloning,microarray gene expression and genetic map construction. Certainly, the peanut EST sequence resources have been shown to have a wide range of applications and accomplished its essential role at the time of need. Then the EST project contributes to the second historic event, the Peanut Genome Project 2010 Inaugural Meeting also held in Atlanta where it was decided to sequence the entire peanut genome. After the completion of peanut whole genome sequencing, ESTs or transcriptome will continue to play an important role to fill in knowledge gaps, to identify particular genes and to explore gene function.

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Additional Information: The authors thank Billy Wilson for technical assistance in the field and the laboratory. This research was partially supported by funds provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanut and Peanut Foundation. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the US Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA, USA
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 07:50
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 07:51
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