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.
Genome biology and evolution. 2017-09-01; 9.9: 2377-2394.
Funding provided through the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy program.