A quick catchup on the latest papers from the group:
See the full paper here.
Genetic map of Rye Grass:
Rye grasses are the most widely grown cool-season grasses in the world. They have a long growing season and high yielding under favourable conditions. There is much interest in understanding the genomic factors that underpin the success of this species and to utilise genetic markers to select for favourable traits. This genetic linkage map is the first step toward achieving this goal and will allow plant breeders to select for the genetic components underlying desirable traits. See the full paper here.
Temporal dynamics of a microbiome:
Using 16S rRNA markers over a time series spanning the first 8 hours following ingestion of biomass by the host, we demonstrated that ecological successional changes played an important role in the fermentation process during this timeframe, and involved some of the most abundant bacterial species from the rumen. See the full paper here.