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    The genome sequence of Medicago truncatula was published and released in 2011. A Tnt1 insertional mutant population with 21,700 independently regenerated lines was completed in 2012 at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. With an estimated 25 insertions per line, the Tnt1 mutant population harbors more than 500,000 insertions in the M. truncatula genome. Based on the genome size, average gene length, and random insertion of Tnt1into the genome, the mutant population affects about 90% of genes in the M. truncatula genome. Therefore, the mutant population enables functional characterization of most genes in the M. truncatula genome. From 2006 to 2011, we sequenced about 33,000 flanking sequence tags (FSTs) from 2600 Tnt1 lines using TAIL-PCR followed by TA cloning, plasmid isolation, and traditional Sanger sequencing. To accelerate FST sequencing, we developed a two-dimensional DNA pooling strategy coupled with next-generation sequencing and produced about 380,000 FSTs from all 21,700 lines in a relatively short time. All FSTs are BLAST searchable in a web-based database. One can quickly search the database to find M. truncatula mutant lines with Tnt1 insertions in most genes of interest.


    Xiaofei Cheng, Nick Krom, Shulan Zhang, Kirankumar S Mysore, Michael Udvardi, Jiangqi Wen. Enabling Reverse Genetics in Medicago truncatula Using High-Throughput Sequencing for Tnt1 Flanking Sequence Recovery. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2017;1610:25-37

    PMID: 28439855

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