Crowdfunding Genome Sequencing of the Prickly Pear Cactus – 8 Days to go

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Cactus

From an interview with the researchers:

The goal of their proposal is to sequence the genome and transcriptome of the prickly pear cactus, a recognized food and forage crop in these challenging semiarid regions of the world.

With more than 130 genera and 1,500 species of Cactaceae, we will create a draft genomic and transcriptome database that would aid the understanding of this understudied plant family, and provide the research community with valuable resources for molecular breeding and genetic manipulation purposes.

 

For more info and to fund the project: https://experiment.com/projects/sequencing-the-cactus-genome-to-discover-the-secret-of-drought-resistance

 

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