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Krutovsky K. V. Prospects for Genomic Research in Forestry

genome, de novo sequencing, Siberian larch (Larix sibirica Ledeb.), Siberian stone pine (Pinus sibirica Du Tour), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), boreal forest, phytopathogens, forestry


How to cite: Krutovsky K. V. Prospects for genomic research in forestry // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Siberian Journal of Forest Science). 2014. N. 4: 11–15 (in Russian with abstract in English).

© Krutovsky K. V., 2014
Conifers are keystone species of boreal forests. Their whole genome sequencing, assembly and annotation will allow us to understand the evolution of the complex ancient giant conifer genomes that are 4 times larger in larch and 7–9 times larger in pines than the human genome. Genomic studies will allow also to obtain important whole genome sequence data and develop highly polymorphic and informative genetic markers, such as microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can be efficiently used in timber origin identification, for genetic variation monitoring, to study local and climate change adaptation and in tree improvement and conservation programs.

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