Willow as a Potential Bioenergy Crop

JCVI is part of a consortium that includes Cornell University, the Joint Genomes Institute and West Virginia University to sequence the genome of the shrub willow, Salix purpurea, as a potential bioenergy crop. In collaboration with Cornell University, we are using RNA-seq to investigate transcriptional variation associated with hybrid vigor in triploid willow species.

Publications

Dominance and Sexual Dimorphism Pervade the Salix purpurea L. Transcriptome.
Genome biology and evolution. 2017-09-01; 9.9: 2377-2394.
PMID: 28957462

Funding

Funding provided through the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy program.

Principal Investigator

Christopher Town, PhD

Collaborators

Larry Smart
Cornell

Steve DiFazio
West Virginia University

Jerry Tuskan
Oak Ridge National Labs

Jeremy Schmutz
Hudson Alpha Institute

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