PeanutBase and the Peanut Genomics Initiative
The peanut genome is being sequenced and analyzed as part of the Peanut Genomic Initiative, in order to accelerate breeding progress and get more productive, disease-resistant, stress-tolerant varieties to farmers. The two diploid progenitors have been sequenced to help identify and assemble the similar chromosomes in cultivated peanut. We are in the process this year of identifying important features on those genomes, and collecting genetic maps, traits, etc. Please explore this site, and let us know if you have questions, requests, or data to contribute.
Status and news - August, 2014
Reports of one of this year's major accomplishments by the Peanut Genome Consortium (PGC): completion of draft genome assemblies for the diploid progenitors of peanut, Arachis ipaensis and Arachis duranensis. These are available via our Genomes page.
This resource is being developed for U.S. and international peanut researchers and breeders, with support from The Peanut Foundation and the many contributors that have made the Peanut Genomics Initiative possible.
Note: PeanutBase will generally be updated on the first Tuesday of every month.
Funded by The Peanut Foundation for the Peanut Genomics Initiative. Additional support from USDA-ARS.
Database developed and hosted by the USDA-ARS SoyBase and Legume Clade Database group at Ames, IA, with NCGR and other participants.