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Gigascience. 2017 Jul 1;6(7):1-7. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/gix046.

Announcing the Genome Atlas of Bamboo and Rattan (GABR) project: promoting research in evolution and in economically and ecologically beneficial plants.

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1
State Forestry Administration Key Open Laboratory on the Science and Technology of Bamboo and Rattan, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Futongdong Rd, WangJing, Chaoyang District 100102, Beijing, China.
2
BGI-Shenzhen, Main Building Beishan Industrial Zone, Yantian District, Shenzhen 518083, Guangdong, China.
3
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, Futongdong Rd, Wangjing, Chaoyang District 100102, Beijing, China.
4
Hainan Sanya National Positioning and Monitoring Station for Ecosystem of Bamboo and Rattan Associated Forest, Xincheng Rd, Tianya District, Sanya 572000, Hainan, China.
5
Research Institute of Tropical Forest Plants, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Xincheng Rd, Tianya District, Sanya 572000, Hainan, China.
6
Anhui Taiping Experimental Station, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Cuiwei Rd, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245716, Anhui, China.
7
Nanjing Forestry University, Bamboo Research Institute, Longpan Rd, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210037, Jiangsu, China.
8
Basic Forestry and Proteomics Research Center, Haixia Institute of Science and Technology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Shangxiadian Rd, Cangshan District, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian, China.
9
Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Xiangshan Rd, Haidian District 100091, Beijing, China.
10
School of Computer Science, Fudan University, Handan Rd, Yangpu District 200433, Shanghai, China.
11
Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Nanjing Forestry University, Longpan Rd, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210037, Jiangsu, China.
12
Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University, Longpan Rd, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210037, Jiangsu, China.
13
State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China; Agricultural University, Yuanmingyuan W Rd, Haidian District 100193, Beijing, China.
14
Forest Products Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Jalan Frim, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur 52109, Selangor, Malaysia.
15
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, KNUST, Kumasi PO Box UP 63, Ashanti, Ghana.
16
Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Muguga off Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, 20412-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
17
Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Gurd Shola, 24536-1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
18
Federal University of Goiás, R. Riachuelo, Setor Samuel Graham, Jataí - GO, 75804-020, Goiás, Brazil.
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School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Campinas, Av. Cândido Rondon, 501 - Cidade Universitária, Campinas - SP, 13083-875, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Bamboo and rattan are widely grown for manufacturing, horticulture, and agroforestry. Bamboo and rattan production might help reduce poverty, boost economic growth, mitigate climate change, and protect the natural environment. Despite progress in research, sufficient molecular and genomic resources to study these species are lacking. We launched the Genome Atlas of Bamboo and Rattan (GABR) project, a comprehensive, coordinated international effort to accelerate understanding of bamboo and rattan genetics through genome analysis. GABR includes 2 core subprojects: Bamboo-T1K (Transcriptomes of 1000 Bamboos) and Rattan-G5 (Genomes of 5 Rattans), and several other subprojects. Here we describe the organization, directions, and status of GABR.

KEYWORDS:

GABR; bamboo; biodiversity; large-scale; multi-omics; rattan

PMID:
28637269
PMCID:
PMC5570132
DOI:
10.1093/gigascience/gix046
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