Plant full genomes, Plant DNA geneaology

My daughter and I were talking about plant DNA.  A couple of years ago I bought her a full genome test for $300 just to see what her full genome looked like.

I could not make sense of the plant genome testing industry and services. If you have a couple of minutes can you point us to some useful places? It seems like the wild west (for plant genome sequencing)

We joked about our favorite rose bush. Maybe it is hard to get “juice” from a woody plant. I have helped a lot of people find birth parents using Ancestry DNA, and they just spit in a tube, send it in, and go online to see who is connected.  I know there are some plant genomes on NIH.

( “plant” “genomes” ) has 345,000 entry points

Strategies for reducing per‐sample costs in target capture sequencing for phylogenomics and population genomics in plants by Haley Hale, Elliot M. Gardner, Juan Viruel, Lisa Pokorny, and Matthew G. Johnson at

( Emily, the last one seems to have prices from 2020.)

Representation and participation across 20 years of plant genome sequencing by Rose A. Marks, Scott Hotaling, Paul B. Frandsen, Robert VanBuren at

( “sequencing costs” “plants” ) has 50,800 entry points
A critical comparison of technologies for a plant genome sequencing project by Pirita Paajanen and many others at  they mention Illumina short read, Illumina makes many of the human DNA tests.
Gary Schroth at Illumina wrote Inexpensive Sequencing Is Enabling the Age of Multiomics at  He  says “In the next few years, assuming a $200 genome, laboratories will be able to conduct transcriptomic, proteomic, and possibly even single-cell analyses for $1,000 or less.”
On they have “AgriGenomics” at Development of Plant Genome Sequencing Technology and Its Conservation and Application in Endangered Gymnosperms by Kaiyue Hong ,Yasmina Radian, Teja Manda, Haibin Xu,Yuming Luo at

Richard Collins

Jeffrey Bennetzen, Bennetzen Lab, University of Georgia,

Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *