International Sugar Journal

Genome-wide functional analysis of sugarcane ESTs [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugarcane is a C4 plant with complex polyploid nature which accumulates sucrose in its stem  as an important source of sugar production worldwide. The polyploid complexity hinders whole genome sequencing in sugarcane. Modern sequencing technologies are generating large amount of expressed sequence tag (EST) data. The dbEST at NCBI is a good source of functional genes that can serve as starting materials for functional genomics of crops like sugarcane. The present study was carried out for developing an annotated resource for sugarcane breeding based on EST sequences. About 285,138 EST sequences were downloaded and assembled into 31,479 unigenes using…

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