Navigation Links
BGI and CIAT announce collaboration for large-scale genome sequencing of cassava
Date:12/6/2011

opical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) is undertaking the sequencing of an additional four genotypes.

Dr Joe Tohme, Director of CIAT's crop research area, noted the significance of this partnership toward meeting the center's mission of alleviating hunger and poverty in the tropics through research on eco-efficient agriculture.

"This collaboration represents an unprecedented opportunity to boost cassava research and accelerate crop improvement for millions of smallholder farmers," he said. "This work will also help to establish the importance of cassava, giving it the recognition and research support that it rightly deserves."

The current initiative will increase scientists' understanding of the crop's evolution and distribution from its origins in the Americas to Africa and Asia, information necessary for breeders to seek new traits to adapt the crop to new production systems, new markets, and to climate change.

The combination of sequences from both wild as well as domesticated species will give researchers the opportunity to discover genomic regions and individual genes which have played a role in the domestication of cassava. Having whole genome sequences allows the exploration of genomic variations associated with different characteristics of interest. A large number of genomic sequences from a variety of genotypes for a given region will enhance marker-assisted breeding in cassava, and boost breeding activities to develop more desirable breeding lines in a shorter space of time.

Dr. Gengyun Zhang, Director of Life Science Division, BGI, noted, "Genetically improved cultivars are the key output of cassava breeding research. The rapid advance of genomics, especially large scale genome re-sequencing technology, will accelerate the improvement of cassava yield, quality and resistance to pests and diseases."

Benefits of Cassava Sequencing

Full genome sequencing of a broad array of genotypes will contribute immensely to the basic kn
'/>"/>

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New horned dinosaur announced nearly 100 years after discovery
2. Biophysical Society Announces winners of 2012 International Relations Committee travel awards
3. Biophysical Society announces winners of 2012 CPOW travel awards
4. SomaLogic and Ambergen announce agreement for commercial applications of photocleavable biotin
5. EpiGen announces collaboration with Nestlé
6. Minister announces UK-India collaboration on bioenergy
7. BGI announces collaborative research agreements with Oregon State University
8. NIH TRND program announces next round of drug development projects
9. DigitalPersona Announces FingerJet OEM Fingerprint Recognition Software for Biometric Device Manufacturers and Solution Providers
10. BGI announces collaboration with Johns Hopkins University on synthetic yeast project
11. Scripps Health/the Medicines Company announce late breaking BRIDGE trial results presented at TCT
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/25/2015)... BELLEVUE, Wash. , Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today it will unveil its "Guardian S" snake ... the National Tactical Officers Association Conference on August 30 ... S is the first-ever commercially available energetically autonomous snake ... and in-field trials and is protected by more than ...
(Date:8/20/2015)... The wearable technology market has traditionally ... healthy. However, wearable technology has the potential to ... improve diagnostic capabilities and therapeutic outcomes. Today, Leaf ... Technologies Conference 2015 , where Barrett Larson ... healthcare.    "Over the past decade, ...
(Date:8/19/2015)... , Aug. 19, 2015  VOXX International Corporation ... has entered into a Definitive Agreement to purchase ... iris authentication market leader EyeLock through an acquiring ... have a controlling interest in the acquiring entity. ... completion of due diligence.  Expanding on its existing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 2Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 3Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 2Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 2VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 4VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 5
... team led by bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego ... evolutionary changes in a bacterial genome, observed in near-real ... static "snapshots" of the genome sequences of more than ... cause plague, but this new report shows how these ...
... Duke University Medical Center have visualized in a living animal ... splice genetic material to create unique and varied proteins. , ... a key wonder of human biology: how the same genes ... different proteins in different tissues and organs. These varied proteins, ...
... mice undergoing weekly light-cycle shifts--similar to those that humans ... higher death rates than did old mice kept on ... The findings may not come as a great surprise ... provides, in rather stark terms, new insight into how ...
Cached Biology News:Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time 2Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time 3Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins 2Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins 3Chronic jet-lag conditions hasten death in aged mice 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... -- US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; ... scientific review has identified high value opportunities for ... patient need. Novogen is moving as quickly as ... entering into Phase 1 clinical trials with our ... Officer, Iain Ross , said that following ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... -- Trimb Healthcare AB ("Trimb") today announced that it ... ("YouMedical"), a Dutch OTC company with operations in key ... EUR 16 million, with solid growth and leading brands ... to build a leading international OTC company, and this ... gives us a stronger North European OTC platform, from ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences, Inc. is a finalist for ... High Tech Awards. , Now in its 22nd year, this premier awards event celebrates ... across the nation and around the world. The OC Tech Alliance will announce all ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... IRVINE, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 ... ... leader in Personalized Medicine, presented two studies at the International Spine Intervention ... on July 28th, 2015 through to August 1st, 2015. With a focus on ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 2Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 3Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 4Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 5Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 6Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 2Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 3Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 4Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 3Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 4
... -- Sundia MediTech, a CRO,company based in Shanghai, ... jointly announced their 2 year collaborative success in ... in San Diego,USA. So far their collaboration has ... be identified within the next 3 months. ...
... Syngenta today announced that it has agreed an ... of Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China. The ... tests of novel gene functions and will focus on ... such as corn and soybean. ARRI will work closely ...
... Feb. 9 5W Public Relations, a Top 25 independent ... founder of the Holtorf Medical Group and the Yan Center ... to its diverse roster of clientele. Both medical centers have ... programs."We are delighted that Dr. Kent Holtorf and the Yan ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sundia MediTech and Xcovery Announce Big Success in Drug Discovery 2Syngenta Enters Into Research Collaboration With Anhui Academy, China 2Syngenta Enters Into Research Collaboration With Anhui Academy, China 3The Holtorf Medical Group and Yan Center for Corrective & Cosmetic Surgery Tap 5W Public Relations 2
... for rapid, convenient, and efficient native protein ... utilizes a spin column to make handling ... of proteins which were electro-eluted in their ... exchangers, offering high binding capacity fo all ...
... Disposable. Virgin, optically clear polystyrene ... and alphanumeric coordinates for cell counting. ... number is a new product number, ... number. If showing no availability yet, ...
... The Corning CellBIND surface is produced by ... more hydrophilic surface giving more consistent, even ... CellBIND enhances cell attachment and growth uunder ... medium. • CellBIND may provide a more ...
... suspension array system, 100-240 V, uses xMAP ... to 100 proteins and peptides in one ... of up to 100 color-coded bead sets, ... a unique reactant (enzyme substrates, receptors, antigens, ...
Biology Products: