Past News

Congratulations to former Last Group Postdoc Dr. Jing Ning who was recently hired as a Scientist at Rubicon Genomics in Ann Arbor, MI.

A compilation of NMR-resolved metabolite structures obtained by the project is available and will be updated as more confirmed structures are obtained. For access to this information click here.

Illumina sequencing reads for S. lycopersicum stem trichomes and shaved stems (depleted of trichomes) were deposited in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive under Bioproject PRJNA271503.

The Illumina sequencing reads for Atropa belladonna are available in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive under accession numbers SRX046282 to SRX046294, SRX060267, and SRX060269. Transcriptome assemblies and quantitative analysis of transcript abundance for the A. belladonnatranscriptome are available at http://medicinalplantgenomics.msu.edu

LiveScience.com piece on the AT2 gene. An article on the project can be found here.

RNA-seq data from trichome RNA isolated from seven S. habrochaites accessions is available in Genbank (SRX159744, SRX159100, SRX159765, SRX159766, SRX159767, SRX159768, and SRX159769). See Kim et al. (2012) for details.

Click to view S. lycopersicum trichome proteomics data in GenBank.

2.3 Million project EST sequences available in GenBank.

The project was featured by NSF in a short piece.

Related research:

Click to view the publication from Scientists at the Noble Foundation for a description of their TrichOME comparative 'omics database.

Funding

The project has been funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program for a second time. We are grateful to the Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems at NSF. For information about the award, please click here.

2.3 Million project EST sequences available in GenBank.

454 ESTs:

ESTs of total trichomes of S. lycopersicum LA3475 (M82 cultivated tomato) are available as experiment SRX004021.

ESTs of type VI glands of S. lycopersicum LA3475 (M82 cultivated tomato) are available as experiment SRX004022.

ESTs of total trichomes of S. pennellii LA0716 are available as experiment SRX011590.

ESTs of total trichomes of S. habrochaites LA1777 are available as experiment SRX011591

ESTs of type VI glands of S. habrochaites LA1777 are available as experiment SRX011592.

ESTs of type VI glands of S. pimpinellifolium LA1589  are available as experiment SRX011593

ESTs of type VI glands of S. arcanum LA1708 are available as experiment SRX011594.

Sanger ESTs:

A total of 26,000 Sanger EST sequences from the project are available from GenBank. These are from S. habrochaites PI126449 type VI glandsS. habrochaites LA1777 types I and IV glands, S. lycopersicum LA3475 types I and VII and S. pennellii LA0716 types IV and VI glands.

Computer assembled consensus assemblies for these trichome ESTs are available for search here. Note that these contigs have not been assessed by human annotation or experimentally validated.

Many thanks to Matt Larson (MSU RTSF and project member) for analysis and submission of these data.

For a recent article targeting growers that refers to this project click here.