Bioversity International scientists are taking advantage of the latest Next Generation Sequencing technologies, which create an extraordinary amount of genomic information to:
- produce high-density genetic markers for a large number of accessions conserved in genebanks to support diversity studies
- sequence, assemble and annotate key genomes, thus producing useful information for researchers and breeders
- conduct pre-breeding activities such as genome-wide association studies and large-scale transcriptome studies to unravel the genetic basis of certain traits (e.g. resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, seedlessness), with a special focus on banana – a mandate crop for Bioversity International.
Learn more about unravelling the genetic basis of banana traits using next generation sequencing technologies.