Big news of progress at the moment. Ips typographus genome is successfully sequenced

This is a long-term project. Since the first planning, four years have passed. And the first experimental work was done three years ago, but this project is coming to conclusion. The first of 14 tasks on the scientists' plan has been completed. Ips typographus genome was successfully sequenced. It is delineated, non-disputable result. This is a success with international significance because this is the first genome of the genus Ips species which has many well-known and well-studied species on both spruces and pines over Asia and North America. And as such directly useful for coming studies on beetle olfaction and tree-beetle interactions molecular study. And also for the Polish grant that was just given.

We can be proud of this achievement. We can say that it forms a basis for unprecedented progress in both basic forest entomology and forest protection in the northern hemisphere in climatic crisis.

This project was created for a multi-institute informal cooperation with several European countries (Czechia, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Netherlands).

  • - It is important to thank the people who have contributed to this success. At the FFWS of CZU they are professor Schlyter, Dr. Grosse-Wilde, Dr. Roy.


DNA sequencing is used to determining the order of DNA nucleotides in an individual’s genetic code and is one technique used to test for genetic disorders. Now are increasingly used two methods in healthcare and research to identify genetic variations; whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing.

Whole genome sequencing determines the order of all the nucleotides in an individual’s DNA and can determine variations in any part of the genome. (zdroj:


How find olfactory receptors (OR)? There is a problem, because OR protein sequences are really diverse. Therefore usual identification approaches fail. Standard nowadays are: Chemosensory Transcriptomes or Genomes.

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