Next Generation Sequence data projects
As more 'next generation' sequence data becomes available, more students are undertaking research projects using the data. The aims of one such project are described below. Other examples range from metagenomics to genomic analysis of data from pathogens.
Students have been using Bowtie, BWA, Newbler and Velvet, before moving on to downstream analyses.
Use of next generation sequence data to assess variability within and between einkorn seed accessions
Diploid einkorn wheat is considered to be one of the founder crops domesticated in the Fertile Crescent. The remains of this, and other, species have been obtained from archaeological sites in the Fertile Crescent, and are now held in seed banks. Methods from genetics and archaeology, and now sequence analysis, are being used to investigate the relationships between crop plants and their wild ancestors.