Plant & Animal >> BGI Demo on plant & animal project
BGI, as the leading institute in genomics researches, has recently finished the Cucumber, the Panda and the Ant genome projects using the next-generation sequencing technology.
The Cucumber genome
The genome of the cucumber, Cucumis sativus L. Nature Genetics. 2009. 41: 1275-1281.
The cucumber genome provides insight into the genetics of the whole cucurbit family, which includes pumpkins and squash, melon, and watermelon. It also offer insights into traits such as vascular transport systems, disease and pest resistance, the "fresh green" odor of the fruit, bitter flavors, and sex expression—how the plants form flowers and fruit.
The Panda genome
The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome. Nature. 2010. 463: 311-317.
The Ant genome
Genomic comparison of the ants Camponotus floridanus and Harpegnathos saltator. Science. 2010. 329: 1068-1071.