In 2012, the U.S. peanut industry charged The Peanut Foundation with initiating a research program to map the genetic code of the peanut plant. The Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI) was — and remains — the largest research project ever funded by our industry, with the $6M cost shared equally among growers, shellers and manufacturers. This is the final report of that five-year program.
The Peanut Foundation (TPF) is soliciting general & genomic proposals to address research priorities relevant to the needs of the peanut industry (http://www.peanutbioscience.com). This is the only TPF request for research proposals for 2016. Proposal selection and budgetary award will be based on available funds.
This report is the 4th edition of annual research accomplishments from the 5-year The Peanut Genome Project. Achievements in 2015-2016 are documented in technical detail within the main body of the full report. Highlights are summarized here.
The Peanut Foundation is a non-profit foundation that directs and supports peanut research, on behalf of all segments of the peanut industry, to: