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Michael Deyholos (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)We have recently completed whole-genome shotgun sequencing (Illumina, 454) of tlax ( Linum usitatissimum ), a crop that has interesting cell wall, seed oil, and medicinal properties and is a close relative of poplar. We are exploring ways of visually describing the structure and quality of genome assemblies. We have also completed transcriptomic (microarray, RNA-Seq), proteomic (DiGE, LC-MS), and metabolomic (GC-MS, LC-MS, FT-IR) surveys of flax tissues and are finding ways of visualizing these various types of expression data in the context of whole-genome sequence and phylogenetics. We would especially like to develop more concise representations of the correlation between protein sequence evolution and function or and/or expression of polysaccharide related genes. The visualization methods we develop will also be applied to other ongoing projects in the lab that take advantage of the efficiency of next-generation sequencing, including the sampling of transcriptomes from dozens of medicinal plants, and further genomic sequencing of near and distant relatives of flax.