Release of our improved poplar genome sequence

August 7, 2012

Available at Phytozome (, our new improved poplar v3.0 and annotation is available. This is a major upgrade for Populus trichocarpa- it includes 80Mb of finished sequence and a dense genetic map.

Annotations now available for common bean V1.0 and Cotton D V2.1

August 7, 2012

Available at Phytozome (, our first version of Phaseolus vulgaris and our remapped version of Cotton D have been released.

New soybean annotation with extensive RNA-seq data sets released

July 23, 2012

Available at Phytozome (, a new annotation of soybean (Glycine max) v1.1 is available. This release adds extensive RNA-seq combined with a new annotation pipeline. 

Origin of brown rot and white rot fungi decoded

June 29, 2012

An exciting analysis of 31 fungal genomes that looks at the end of the Carboniferous period and the rise of lignin degrading fungal species published in Science.

Release of improved chlamy genome sequence

June 8, 2012

Annotation is now available at Phytozome ( for our improved V5.0 Chlamydomonas reinhardtii sequence.

Lifestyles of forest fungi

June 1, 2012

A paper in New Phytologist analyzing the genome of Heterobasidion annosum and comparing it again H. irregular, comparing a wood decayer against a plant pathogen.

Coccomyxa (a polar microalga) genome analyzed

May 25, 2012

This publication in Genome Biology analyzes the genome of Coccomyxa which is an extremophile alga isolated in Antartica.

Foxtail millet genome published!

May 13, 2012

This publication in Nature Biotech analyzes the genome of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) which is a major food crop and one of our reference genomes for our switchgrass work.

Switchgrass resource paper published

April 12, 2012

This publication in Plos1 details the construction and sequencing of two switchgrass BAC libraries and clone based sequences of the genome

Stickleback genome published in Nature!

April 4, 2012

After many years of work, an analysis of the stickleback genome and details about worldwide stickleback distribution has been published in Nature.