This thesis describes the assembly, annotation and analysis of the pangenomes of Amborella trichopoda and soybean. Construction of the Amborella pangenome showed that gene presence/absence variation is potentially associated with environmental adaptation. The availability of the soybean pangenome allowed the characterization of the change of gene content and gene presence frequency during soybean domestication and breeding. The pangenome-wide study of the MADS-box gene family highlights the advantages of using a pangenome as a reference in studying gene families. Overall, comparative pangenomics is a powerful approach to leverage the rapidly increasing volume of plant genomic data and drive novel biological discoveries.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||23 Nov 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|