The Evolution of Plant Gene and Genome Sequencing

Stephen A. Goff, James C. Schnable, Kenneth A. Feldmann

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The technology underlying genome sequencing has been rapidly improving since the beginning of the human genome project two decades ago. These sequencing improvements have been applied to plant genomes and are revolutionizing plant biology research as well as molecular breeding applications. The early period of plant gene sequencing will be briefly reviewed and followed by the first plant genomes to be completed, Arabidopsis and rice. A summary of recently sequenced plant genomes is presented along with the trends in technology as well as collaborations leading to these completed genomes or transcriptomes. The plummeting costs of genome sequencing promise to create new discovery research opportunities and novel approaches to improve crop productivity while maintaining biodiversity in a changing world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Botanical Research
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Botanical Research
ISSN (Print)0065-2296


  • Clone-by-clone sequencing
  • Next-generation sequencing technology
  • Plant genome sequencing
  • Sequenced genomes
  • Whole genome shotgun sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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