Keygene Completes Physical Map of the Tomato Genome
News Nov 04, 2009
Keygene worked with scientists at the Centre for BioSystems Genomics (CBSG), the Dutch National Center for plant genomics research, and constructed the physical map using its proprietary whole genome profiling technology.
The International SOL Consortium is producing a high-coverage shotgun sequence of the tomato genome using the GS FLX Titanium (Roche) and SOLiD (Life Technologies) sequencing platforms and Keygene's map will be used as a scaffold for developing the draft genome sequence. A superior draft sequence of the tomato genome is expected to be produced by the end of this year.
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Rice farming spread far and wide in ancient Southeast Asia, but how it got there has been a mystery. Now, a study of 4000-year-old DNA—a rare find in this region—suggests it came with farmers migrating from China, where rice farming originated.
Island Life: Worm-eating Mice Hold Clues to EvolutionNews
How much space does a population need to branch out and form a new species? A small island in the Philippines, and four species of mice that live on it, have helped researchers work out the answer.READ MORE
Gonorrhoea Genome Maps Out STD Across EuropeNews
The first European-wide genomic survey of gonorrhoea has mapped antibiotic resistance in this sexually transmitted disease throughout the continent. Researchers also showed that using DNA sequencing data they could accurately determine antibiotic resistance and identify incorrect laboratory test results.
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