First Douglas-fir transcriptome study accepted for publication by BMC Genomics

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:22am
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First Douglas fir transcriptome study accepted: Muller, T, Ensminger, I, Schmid, KJ (2012) A catalogue of putative unique transcripts from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) based on 454 transcriptome sequencing of genetically diverse, drought stressed seedlings. BMC Genomics (Accepted)

The first paper to report on the transcriptome of the evergreen conifer Douglas fir is now accepted by BMC Genomics. The study reveals a catalogue of Douglas-fir putative unique transcripts (PUTs)} enriched for drought stress induced genes and includes the functional annotation and the comparison of the GO term distributions with those of Arabidopsis thaliana and Picea sitchensis.

Analysis of sequence variation in the PUTs also enabled detecteion of thousands of new SNPs. Furthermore, drought stress specific candidate sequences were identified. Taken together these data represent a useful resource for the next steps in the characterization of the Douglas-fir genome and transcriptome and the association of genetic variation with phenotypic traits such as adaptation to different ecogeographic environments.

Muller, T, Ensminger, I, Schmid, KJ (2012) A catalogue of putative unique transcripts from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) based on 454 transcriptome sequencing of genetically diverse,
drought stressed seedlings. BMC Genomics (Accepted)