TSU botanists have sequenced the genome of feather grasses
Scientists from TSU laboratory Herbarium, in collaboration with biologists from Poland and Germany, have sequenced a full genome of feather grasses for the first time ever. Some species are used for soil remediation, and also feather grass is an important marker of climate change.
The article, “The first draft genome of feather grasses using SMRT sequencing and its implications in molecular studies of Stipa”, is published in Scientific Reports (Q1, IF 4.379), by Springer Nature.
The international research team comprised Polina D. Gudkova and Evgenii Baiakhmetov of the TSU laboratory Herbarium, Marcin Nobis of Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), and Cervin Guyomar and Ekaterina Shelest of German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv, Leipzig, Germany).