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Cellular Systems for Diverse National Needs (Populus)

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Different cell types make up the various plant tissues in Populus trichocarpa (a poplar species), a model system for bioenergy and carbon cycling. Guided by the biological information encoded within genome sequences, we can begin to identify, understand, re-engineer, and harness specific cellular systems for energy production, environmental remediation, and other national needs.

Credit or Source: Poplar image by DOE BioEnergy Science Center, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory


US DOE. 2009. New Frontiers in Characterizing Biological Systems: Report from the May 2009 Workshop, DOE/SC-0121, US Department of Energy Office of Science. (website)

Prepared by the Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, genomicscience.energy.gov/ and genomics.energy.gov/