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 PGP is one of the best crop genome projects to date based on: 1) degree of difficulty in comparison to other legumes such as soybean; 2) the extraordinary quality of genome maps and gene markers; and 3) the sophistication of on-line databases that make genomics useful in peanut breeding programs. The range of tangible deliverables from scientific publications to new varieties developed by marker-assisted-selection (MAS) also distinguish PGP from other crop genomic programs.