The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium (IRFGC) has initiated a project to provide the rice research community with access to extensive information on genetic variation present within and between diverse rice cultivars and landraces, as well as the genetic resources to exploit that information. In this project, the international rice research community will collaborate with Perlegen Sciences to identify a large fraction of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) present in cultivated rice through whole-genome comparisons of 21 rice genomes, including cultivars, germplasm lines, and landraces. This paper introduces the project.
Plant Physiology (2006) 141 (1) 26-31
Sequencing Multiple and Diverse Rice Varieties. Connecting Whole-Genome Variation with Phenotypes