Sequencing and Informatics in Grasses & Cereals

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

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Publications

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Description During the project we have met in the UK and in Australia (cofunded ) on how we can utilise sequencing and bioinformatics to improve crops with a focus on digital genotyping (e.g. Restriction site associated DNA or RAD markers) and genomic selection. This has encompassed discussion on Lolium, Trifolium, Avena, Triticeae and Miscanthus, and involved academics from University of Western Australia (Perth), Aberystwyth University and University of Bristol. The collaborations are continuing with annual face-to-face meetings organised at conferences (eg Plant & Animal Genome meeting, San Diego) and regular emailing, in terms of data transfer and the bioinformatic analyses to make best use of existing pipelines. This has initially focused on linking phenotype to genotype using digital genotyping methods and is expanding to include genomic prediction methods.
Exploitation Route The objective is to interact at the interface of bioinformatics and crop science to ensure that the benefits of genomics become deployed in plant breeding programmes of grasses and cereals. For example we have made progress with genomic prediction approaches for Lolium, Miscanthus and Avena and this is being reflected in the BBSRC Core Strategic Programme in Resilient Crops.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism

 
Description The objective was to meet and interact at the interface of bioinformatics and crop science to ensure that the benefits of genomics become deployed in plant breeding programmes of grasses and cereals. For example we have made new collaborations between crop scientists and bioinformaticians and are also now making progress with genomic prediction approaches for Lolium, Miscanthus and Avena and this is being reflected in the BBSRC Core Strategic Programme in Resilient Crops.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment
 
Description Bioinformatics for crop genomics and breeding 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data from field and phenomics and expertise on crop modelling and plant breeding.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on crop bioinformatics and data integration.
Impact Work under progress on integration of bioinformatics for crop science and plant breeding.
Start Year 2014