Sequencing the whole genome of dwarf birch (Betula nana)

Description and applications

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London in Richard Buggs' lab are sequencing the whole genome of dwarf birch (Betula nana), a nationally scarce species in the UK. Dwarf birch is a good model for the birch genus as it is diploid, and can be grown to maturity in greenhouse-sized spaces.

Genome sequence download and search.




Nian Wang, Marian Thomson, William J. A. Bodles, Robert M. M. Crawford, Harriet V. Hunt, Alan Watson Featherstone, Jaume Pellicer and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2012) Genome sequence of dwarf birch (Betula nana) and cross-species RAD markers. Molecular Ecology (Early View)


genomics, trees, bioinformatics

Dr Richard Buggs

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

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