GENOME SEQUENCING AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOR EUROPEAN HAZELNUT
European hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) is of global agricultural and economic significance, with genetic diversity existing in hundreds of accessions. Breeding efforts are focused on maximizing nut yield and quality, while reducing susceptibility to diseases such as Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB). We are establishing genomic tools to aide in breeding efforts, including a genome and transcriptome assembly of an EFB resistant cultivar, Jefferson (OSU 703.007), and characterizing sequence diversity among 7 additional accessions. Polymorphisms associated with gene coding regions will be useful in the establishment of molecular markers for breeding efforts.
Rowley, E.R., Bryant, D.W., Fox, S.E., Givan, S.A., Mehlenbacher, S.A. and Mockler, T.C. (2014). GENOME SEQUENCING AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOR EUROPEAN HAZELNUT . Acta Hortic. 1052, 75-78
Corylus avellana L., European hazelnut, single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, de novo assembly, high throughput sequencing