As you raise a glass this holiday season, you can think about the complexities of the pinot noir genome release.
….As part of the sequencing study Velasco and colleagues identified a number of genes that are related to disease-resistance, of which 289 contain one or more SNPs.
The study found that the grape plant has a relatively small genome for a crop plant, with more than two million SNPs and 28,585 genes….
The research article can be found here:
A High Quality Draft Consensus Sequence of the Genome of a Heterozygous Grapevine Variety
Ah, now, I must see how it compares to the chardonnay sequence…