Recent progress in whole genome sequencing, high-density linkage maps, and genomic databases of ornamental plants.
Breed Sci. 2018 Jan;68(1):62-70
Authors: Yagi M
Genome information is useful for functional analysis of genes, comparative genomic analysis, breeding of new varieties by marker-assisted selection, and map-based gene isolation. Genome-related research in ornamentals plants has been relatively slow to develop because of their heterozygosity or polyploidy. Advances in analytical instruments, such as next-generation sequencers and information processing technologies have revolutionized biology, and have been applied in a large number and variety of species, including ornamental plants. Recently, high-quality whole genome sequences have been reported in plant genetics and physiology studies of model ornamentals, such as those in genus Petunia and Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil). In this review, whole genome sequencing and construction of high-density genetic linkage maps based on SNP markers of ornamentals will be discussed. The databases that store this information for ornamentals are also described.
PMID: 29681748 [PubMed]