Explore the Sugar Beet Genome

Beta vulgaris is a highly variable taxon comprising the cultivated forms chard, beetroot, fodder beet, and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris var. altissima Döll). The species is diploid with 2n=18 chromsomes and an estimated genome size of 714-758 Mbp. Among angiosperms, sugar beet is classified into the order of Caryophyllales (Amaranthaceae family), and no species within this order has been characterized thoroughly by genome wide mapping or whole genome sequencing previously. sugarBeetBild.jpg Over the past 10 years, funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has permitted the generation of molecular resources such as BAC libraries, ESTs, genetic maps, and genomic sequences from this species. Here, we present data generated in the context of the GABI Beet Physical Map, the GABI Future BeetSeq, and the Plant2030 AnnoBeet projects.

If you make use of the data please cite our publications.



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