Tag: genome

More Yeast Beasts for Biotech? JGI marks more strains for production possibilities

More Yeast Beasts for Biotech? JGI marks more strains for production possibilities

August 20, 2016 |

Yeast, they’re so small that they probably all look like twins, all work the same, do the same things. Not so, says DOE Joint Genome Insitute’s Robert Riley, who tells The Digest, “We might think of yeasts as simple unicellular, creatures similar to each other, but in fact their genetic diversity is like the difference […]

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Canola seed genome sequenced by Georgia research team

Canola seed genome sequenced by Georgia research team

August 27, 2014 |

In Georgia, a study published in the Science Journal has sequenced the canola seed genome, opening new doors to accelerating the improvement of the species. The genome is a combination of the genomes of Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Ultimately, this genome sequence may help researchers develop feedstocks that are suited to more sustainable biofuel […]

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New York Governor proposes $105M alliance between New York Genome Center and University of Buffalo

New York Governor proposes $105M alliance between New York Genome Center and University of Buffalo

January 13, 2014 |

In New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address on Wednesday a $105 million partnership between the NYGC and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research, enabling genetic discoveries that will potentially save lives by transforming how health care impacts patients. Governor Cuomo’s commitment to vastly enhancing the […]

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Researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean

Researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean

June 19, 2013 |

In Spain, Spanish researchers coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council have to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition. Jesús María Arrieta, CSIC researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, explains: […]

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OpGen announces sequence assembly and finishing of first reference genome of domestic goat

OpGen announces sequence assembly and finishing of first reference genome of domestic goat

December 31, 2012 |

In Maryland, OpGen announced its ARGUS Whole Genome Mapping System technology was used in combination with next-generation sequencing to produce the first, high-quality reference genome of the domestic goat. The study, which was led by BGI-Shenzhen and Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences was published online today in Nature Biotechnology.  In the study, […]

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New technique to modify plant genome developed

New technique to modify plant genome developed

April 27, 2012 |

In Germany, botanists with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a technique to more precisely and reliably install or modify genetic information in the plant genome.  The new method is based on the natural repair mechanism of plants. “Using an appropriate enzyme, i.e. molecular scissors, we first make a cut at the right point […]

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Reseachers find 1.6 million genome sites where maize plants can vary traits

Reseachers find 1.6 million genome sites where maize plants can vary traits

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |

In New York, a research team led by Cornell University and USDA Agricultural Research Service at both  Cornell and North Carolina State University have related genetic variation across the entire maize genome to traits.  The researchers found 1.6 million sites where one maize plant can vary from another, and then identified the genes that control […]

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