Université de Fribourg

Sequencing and characterizing the genome of Estrella lausannensis as an undergraduate project: training students and biological insights

Bertelli, Claire ; Aeby, Sébastien ; Chassot, Bérénice ; Clulow, James ; Hilfiker, Olivier ; Rappo, Samuel ; Ritzmann, Sébastien ; Schumacher, Paolo ; Terrettaz, Céline ; Benaglio, Paola ; Falquet, Laurent ; Farinelli, Laurent ; Gharib, Walid H. ; Goesmann, Alexander ; Harshman, Keith ; Linke, Burkhard ; Miyazaki, Ryo ; Rivolta, Carlo ; Robinson-Rechavi, Marc ; Meer, Jan Roelof van der ; Greub, Gilbert

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015, vol. 6, p. 101

With the widespread availability of high-throughput sequencing technologies, sequencing projects have become pervasive in the molecular life sciences. The huge bulk of data generated daily must be analyzed further by biologists with skills in bioinformatics and by “embedded bioinformaticians,” i.e., bioinformaticians integrated in wet lab research groups. Thus, students interested in...

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Genome and transcriptome sequencing identifies breeding targets in the orphan crop tef (Eragrostis tef)

Cannarozzi, Gina ; Plaza-Wüthrich, Sonia ; Esfeld, Korinna ; Larti1, Stéphanie ; Wilson, Yi Song ; Girma1, Dejene ; Castro, Edouard de ; Chanyalew, Solomon ; Blösch, Regula ; Farinelli, Laurent ; Lyons, Eric ; Schneider, Michel ; Falquet2, Laurent ; Kuhlemeier, Cris ; Assefa, Kebebew ; Tadele, Zerihun

In: BMC Genomics, 2014, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 581

Background: Tef (Eragrostis tef), an indigenous cereal critical to food security in the Horn of Africa, is rich in minerals and protein, resistant to many biotic and abiotic stresses and safe for diabetics as well as sufferers of immune reactions to wheat gluten. We present the genome of tef, the first species in the grass subfamily Chloridoideae and the first allotetraploid assembled de novo. We...