Université de Fribourg

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...