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 ssp. vulgaris var. altissima Döll). Among angiosperms, sugar beet is classified into the order of Caryophyllales, and no species within this order has been characterized thoroughly by genome wide mapping or whole genome sequencing previously. 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 and GABI Future BeetSeq projects.
If you make use of the physical map data in published work please cite the physical map publication.
By accessing the unpublished genome sequencing data (RefBeet-0.9) you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses of genes or genomic data on a whole genome or chromosome scale prior to publication by the BeetSeq consortium of a comprehensive genome analysis ("Reserved Analyses"). Reserved analyses includes the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, GC content, or any other genome feature, and whole genome or chromosome scale comparisons with other species. If you are interested in collaboration on one of these topics involving the sugar beet genome, please contact the project coordinators. Work towards the publication of the sugar beet genome is underway.