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January - December 2011

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

PI: Carroll P. Vance

Functional Genomics in Legumes

Legume plants are major food crops throughout the world. The projects in the Vance laboratory focus on functional genomics in these plants. The researchers are utilizing next-generation high-throughput sequencing of RNA and DNA to characterize whole-genome gene expression in legumes subjected to nutrient stress and to characterize genome rearrangement in a large population of soybean mutants. They use tools available through MSI to assemble RNA-seq data into transcripts and evaluating gene deletions by comparison to whole-genome sequences.

Group Members

Yung-Tsi Bolon, Research Associate
Bruna Bucciarelli, Staff
Eric Jessen, Undergraduate Student
Alexander Kahler, Graduate Student
Junqui Liu, Staff
Sujan Mamadi, Collaborator
Susan Miller, Staff
Jamie O’Rourke, Research Associate
Luis Pedro Rabago, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Oswaldo Valdez-Lopez, Collaborator
Jenna L. Woody, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Samuel Yang, Research Associate