All genes of the Aspen tree mapped
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Posted by: Dana Walker
This week, a team of researchers from Sweden, Belgium, England, Italy, Norway and South Korea
publish the genomes of two species of aspen trees, a project that has taken close to ten years to complete and that proved to be more complicated than thought as well as significantly expanding in scope.
"At last! We really had a moving target as we wanted to develop a resource that will be of maximum use to all researchers in tree biology, which led us to expand the project and keep trying to improve the work," says Nathaniel Street, Umeå University, who has shifted from being a postdoctoral researcher at the start of the position to assistant professor and currently, university lecturer, and who eventually led the project.