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Jaiswal Lab receives US Department of Energy funding for building a Poplar Interactome.

Jaiswal lab at the Oregon State University is excited to share a good news on it’s new Poplar Interactome project. According to the press release by the Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy research program of the USDA and DOE, the project was awarded funding from US Department of Energy (DOE). The project is lead by Pankaj Jaiswal and Palitha Dharmawardhana from our group at Oregon State University and Amy Brunner and Eric Beer of Virginia Tech.

Indian initiative publishes first draft of the pigeonpea genome

First draft of the pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) genome of the variety ‘Asha’ was recently published by two reports. Singh et al. A 510.81 Mbp genome size and 47,004 protein coding genes were identified from a 10x sequence coverage of the genome. According to the lead author this is the first plant genome sequencing project that was completed entirely by a network of Indian institutions supported by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.