Whole Genome Sequencing of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Cultivars Using NGS

Abstract: Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is related to the family Arecaceae, which is considered one of the most ancient economically cultivated crops. Mainly, it is grown in the arid regions of the Middle East and North Africa. The crucial matter in maintaining the diverse number of date palm cultivars in Egypt is its biodiversity conservation of it. In order to progress programs and cultivar characterization and conservation to combat genetic erosion, we must estimate the genetic variability and right date palm cultivar identification this is the important point to present a comprehensive investigation for Egyptian date palm genome variations and develop novel DNA markers (SNPs and indels) in four date palm cultivars using SOLiD sequencing.
Publication year 2022
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serial title Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences. C, Physiology and Molecular Biology
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External authors (outside ARC)
    Sara Aly Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
    Mohamed E. Saa Department of Nucleic acid, proteomics and Genomics, Genomics facility central lab, Agricultural Genetic Engineering
    Amina Abdel-Hamie Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Agricultural Research Center ARC, Egypt.
Publication Type Journal