Genomic Research in Eucalyptus
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 17:05 authored by Poke, FS, Rene VaillancourtRene Vaillancourt, Bradley PottsBradley Potts, James ReidJames Reid
Eucalyptus L'HÃ©rit. is a genus comprised of more than 700 species that is of vital importance ecologically to Australia and to the forestry industry world-wide, being grown in plantations for the production of solid wood products as well as pulp for paper. With the sequencing of the genomes of Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa and the recent completion of the first tree genome sequence, Populus trichocarpa, attention has turned to the current status of genomic research in Eucalyptus. For several eucalypt species, large segregating families have been established, high-resolution genetic maps constructed and large EST databases generated. Collaborative efforts have been initiated for the integration of diverse genomic projects and will provide the framework for future research including exploiting the sequence of the entire eucalypt genome which is currently being sequenced. This review summarises the current position of genomic research in Eucalyptus and discusses the direction of future research. Â© Springer 2005.
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
Place of publicationNetherlands