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Genomic Research in Eucalyptus


Poke, FS and Vaillancourt, RE and Potts, BM and Reid, JB, Genomic Research in Eucalyptus, Genetica, 125, (1) pp. 79-101. ISSN 0016-6707 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10709-005-5082-4


Eucalyptus L'Hérit. is a genus comprised of more than 700 species that is of vital importance ecologically to Australia and to the forestry industry world-wide, being grown in plantations for the production of solid wood products as well as pulp for paper. With the sequencing of the genomes of Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa and the recent completion of the first tree genome sequence, Populus trichocarpa, attention has turned to the current status of genomic research in Eucalyptus. For several eucalypt species, large segregating families have been established, high-resolution genetic maps constructed and large EST databases generated. Collaborative efforts have been initiated for the integration of diverse genomic projects and will provide the framework for future research including exploiting the sequence of the entire eucalypt genome which is currently being sequenced. This review summarises the current position of genomic research in Eucalyptus and discusses the direction of future research. © Springer 2005.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Poke, FS (Dr Fiona Poke)
UTAS Author:Vaillancourt, RE (Professor Rene Vaillancourt)
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
UTAS Author:Reid, JB (Professor Jim Reid)
ID Code:36142
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2009-07-31

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