Sequencing the blueberry genome
Dr. Allan Brown, a researcher with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. A major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry, the research is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.
The blueberry genome project is the work of a multi-institution consortium of scientists, which expect to complete the sequence in Fall 2011. Brown, assistant professor and molecular geneticist, is also a faculty member of the N.C. State Department of Horticultural Science. In addition to Brown, collaborators at the N.C. Research Campus are bioinformatics experts Mark Burke with the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI); Dr. Cory Brouwer with the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Center; and Dr. Michael Wang, DHMRI Genomics Laboratory.
Read more or watch a video about the project:From Issue: Fall 2011 Category: Media Releases, Noteworthy News, Perspectives