In the context of German plant genome project, GABI-FUTURE (2008-2011), we are funded to generate, assemble, and annotate the reference sequence for the 800 Mbp genome of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris
) in the context of the "BeetSeq" project. See press release
(in German), the GABI-FUTURE website
, and the research
See also the sugar beet genetics and genomics
Sugar beet genome analysis will be continued 2011-2015 with "AnnoBeet" in the context of the research program "Pflanzenbiotechnologie der Zukunft", funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF.