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Integrative Biology 473

Plant Genomics


The availability of whole genome sequences for an increasing number of plant genomes is revolutionizing basic and applied plant biological research. This course provides a broad overview of structural and functional genomics with emphasis on structural genomics. It will cover genomic approaches leading to the sequencing of whole genomes, functional analysis of acquired sequences, and application of genomic resources for addressing specific biological questions.


This course is aimed at developing students’ abilities to read and interpret genomic literature, to analyze and evaluate genomic data, and to apply genomic approaches in their own research when suitable.


Place and Time:


132 Davenport Hall, 10-10:50 am, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Dec. 10, 2010


Optional textbooks:


Plant Genomics and Proteomics, Christopher A. Cullis (2004), John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0-471-37314-1. or A Primer of Genome Science (paperback), 3rd ed. G. Gibson and S.V. Muse (2009), Sinauer Associates, ISBN 978-0-87893-236-8. Both of these are available (new and used at "reasonable" prices) at


PDF files of recommended reading materials will be posted on the Compass.



Ray Ming, 148 ERML

Office hours: after class and by appointment

Phone: 333-1221; Email: