Why sequence inbred Brachypodium lines?
The genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon was published earlier this year in the journal Nature to help researchers develop grasses tailored to serve as feedstocks for biofuel production. Led by John Vogel of the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, the project continues the stated objective and involves sequencing 50 inbred lines of the grass.
Principal Investigators: John Vogel, USDA-ARS
Program: CSP 2011