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Transcriptomic analysis of cork quality and cambial differentiation in Quercus suber
Portugal is the major world producer of cork, producing the best cork in the word. Besides, the economic importance of cork production and cork manufacturing, the cork-oak (Quercus suber) forest has an important ecological role on carbon sequestration (wood and cork) and in species biodiversity. However, little attention has been paid to the molecular determinism of wood and cork formation and cork quality.

The objective of the present project is to expand and to fill the gap on transcriptome knowledge of fundamental secondary growth components of cork-oak and Fagaceae in general, given priority to the vascular tissues (DIFFERENTIATING XYLEM & PHLOEM) and to PHELLEM formation and CORK QUALITY, tissues that are very barely represented in public ESTs repositories.


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TaskDescriptionDue DateComplete
454 Sequencing Samples sent to BIOCANT December 29, 2008  
RNA extraction RNA extraction of phloem, developing xylem, and developing phelem December 23, 2009  
Solexa Sequencing Samples sent to Fasteris January 20, 2010  
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  • Deep sequencing of the transcriptome of developing xylem, phloem, and developing phellem Deep sequencing of the  developing xylem, phloem, and developing phellem transcriptomes were accessed using Illumina GA. More than 47Gb of high-quality sequences were obtained. Sequencing services were provided by ...
    Posted May 28, 2010, 5:28 AM by Jorge Paiva
  • Transcriptome of phloem and developed xylem accessed by 454 sequencing. Two normalized libraries of phloem and developed xylem from cork-oak sequenced by 454FLX Titanium sequencing at BIOCANT (Portugal) generated more than 800,000 reads with an average length of ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2010, 2:38 PM by Jorge Paiva
  • Meeting "Pirosequenciação de transcriptomas" The workshop "Transcriptome pyrosequencing" was held last 9th Febreuary at Cantanhede and organized by BIOCANT in the frame of "Cork-Oak EST Consortium".
    Posted Feb 10, 2010, 2:56 PM by Jorge Paiva
  • TranscorkQ recomended for funding... TranscorkQ is recommended for funding, together with other eleven project.Tip: How to delete this post.
    Posted Feb 10, 2010, 8:30 AM by Jorge Paiva

  • Posted Jun 7, 2010, 8:16 AM by Jorge Paiva
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