Structural genomics of eucalypts

Healey, Adam, Furtado, Agnelo and Henry, Robert J. (2014). Structural genomics of eucalypts. In Robert Henry and Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Genetics, genomics and breeding of eucalypts (pp. 103-120) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

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Author Healey, Adam
Furtado, Agnelo
Henry, Robert J.
Title of chapter Structural genomics of eucalypts
Title of book Genetics, genomics and breeding of eucalypts
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL, United States
Publisher CRC Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781482254129
Editor Robert Henry
Chittaranjan Kole
Chapter number 7
Start page 103
End page 120
Total pages 18
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Eucalypts are the most widely planted hardwood tree in the world, with over 900 species grown in over 90 countries worldwide (Turnbull1999;Shepherd et al. 2011; Grattapaglia et al. 2012). Their most desirable traits for forestry include: coppicing (re-growth from harvested stumps), fast growth rate and straight form, and their ability to survive in areas with varying rainfall and soil types (Myburg et al. 2007; Grattapaglia 2008). In tropical climates, commercial varieties of eucalypts can produce up to 50 green tons of biomass/acre/year (Rockwood et al. 2008; Hinchee et al. 2009). More recently, eucalypts have been considered as a potential sustainable feedstock for lignocellulosic biofuels to eliminate competition between fuel crops and agriculture, and reduce C02 emissions from combustion of traditional fossil fuels. As forestry, pulp and paper, and energy industries grow, eucalypts have been the focus of tree breeding and improvement programs to better understand the genetic controls of wood formation and stress response. Knowledge of the structure of eucalypt genomes is a key resource for genetic improvement efforts. This chapter reviews knowledge of the genes and gene sequences of the nuclear and organellar genomes of eucalypts. A summary of eucalypt sequence databases (Tables 7-2, 7-3, 7-4) and micro- dissection techniques for tissue specific eDNA libraries (Table 7-5) can be found throughout the chapter.
Keyword Genomics
Chloroplast
Nuclear
Sequence
ESTs
Q-Index Code B1
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