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The Comai Lab is in the Department of Plant Biology and the UC Davis Genome Center. One part of the laboratory studies how chromosome number and type affect gene regulation, development and genome evolution. Our model systems are Arabidopsis thaliana and rice. The other laboratory part is adapting next generation sequencing to a functional discovery tool called TILLING. We are developing methods and services to efficiently find mutations in genes of interest in rice, wheat, tomato, and tetraploid Arabidopsis. Click on the research links below to find out more.

Polyploidy, Heterosis, and TILLING



Pubmed report


Positions available

We are recruiting paid and internship-based undergraduates. Click on the above link for more information.


Recently published or in press

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Isabelle Henry et al. submitted a paper describing phenotyping and profiling of aneuploids. More on this once acceptance is confirmed.


TILLING workshops

A TILLING training workshop was held Aug 24 and 25 2009, and Aug 23 and 24 2010 in Davis. An additional one is planned for August 2011.


Our lab is also working on generating instructional videos aimed at manipulating and analyzing large datasets that result from next-generation sequencing techniques. The target audience is biologists who might use these techniques but would like to perform some of the analysis themselves.

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