The New York Plant Genomics Consortium is an inter-institutional collaboration scheme combining the expertise of scientists from four research/educational institutions specializing in evolution & genomics: New York University, The New York Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
We receive funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation grant “Comparative Genomics of Seed Evolution” no. 0922738. We aim to exploit genome diversity to discover new genes involved in the development of seeds, a trait of important agronomic interest. We target a focal set of 35 species for deep-transcriptome analysis (leaves, ovules and seeds) to generate genome coverage (unigenes) and expression data. These species include early, divergent, major lineages in the flowering plants such as the Caryophyllids, Ranunculids, and the Magnolids, and Gymnosperms that were identified as underrepresented clades in a phylogenomic tree consisting of 150 plant genomes (BigPlant v1). These include four outgroups (two true ferns, one lycopod, one whisk fern) and 31 seed plants including 18 Gymnosperms and 13 Angiosperms.
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NYU, Department of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
NYBG, Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics
AMNH, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
CSHL, Genomics & Bioinformatics and Plant Biology