The success story about project " Identification of allelic copies of loci that control traits of economic importance and analysis of its variation between hom(e)ologous chromosomes in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)" continue...
Authors: Sforça DA, Vautrin S,Cardoso-Silva CB,Mancini MC,Romero-da Cruz MV,Pereira GDS,Conte M, Bellec A,Dahmer N, Fourment J, Rodde N,Van Sluys MA,Vicentini R,Garcia AAF,Forni-Martins ER,Carneiro MS,Hoffmann HP,Pinto LR,Landell MGA,Vincentz M, Berges H,de Souza AP,
Journal: Frontiers in plant science
" The collaboration between LAGM/UNICAMP and CNRGV / INRA started in 2011. It began with the construction of a BAC library from two economically important sugarcane cultivars from Brazil. Both of these cultivars have been used in genomic studies to study genes of interest. Through the exchange of information between both laboratories and the training course of Danilo Augusto Sforça who spent 9 months at the CNRGV, LAGM/UNICAMP became the first self-sufficient facility in Brazil able to provide BAC libraries construction and analysis.
This collaboration between the two laboratories allowed a significant improvement in the level of genomic studies conducted in the LAGM/UNICAMP laboratory. Various projects are now conducted in the laboratory: the construction of BAC libraries for a fungus with cellulose degradation activity in collaboration with LAGM/CBMEG. Moreover, LAGM/UNICAMP will also begin to construct BAC libraries from plants with economically importance in Brazil, such as the rubber tree, and some species of forage and turf. "
Dr Anete Pereira de Souza -2017