Indiana University Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

At Indiana University, Bloomington, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary research center addressing challenges in developmental biology, ecotoxicology and environmental studies, human health and agriculture using the state-of-the-art tools for genome- and population- scale investigations. CGB scientists support and enhance research programs at IU and beyond, and engage in independent research in genomics and bioinformatics.

Dr. Keithanne Mockaitis, Associate Scientist and Director of Sequencing in the CGB, has been leading the IU efforts in sequencing and data analysis for the Cacao Project. These have included transcriptome sequencing and characterization, paired-end genomic sequencing to enable genome assembly and BAC sequencing using second-generation sequencing technologies available through the center.

Dr. Don Gilbert, Senior Scientist in the Indiana University Department of Biology, contributed the annotation and gene models for the genome assembly released here.

Zach Smith and James Ford in the CGB Genomics Lab provided essential sequencing data, and Ram Podicheti and Dr. Justin Choi, leader of the CGB Biocomputing Group, contributed data analyses.

The IU CGB gratefully acknowledges Roche Diagnostics and 454 Sequencing for initial support for transcriptome characterization.