Willow Genomics

Willow Genomics

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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.


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


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