NRGene strengthens cooperation with Chinese academic leaders
Jan. 3, 2018
NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has partnered with leading researchers to make a significant impact on global agricultural research.
NRGene’s DeNovoMAGIC™ delivered reference-level genomes. The quality and completeness of the delivered genomes simplified downstream analysis and the discovery of new biological insights towards increasing crop productivity.
The work has appeared recently in leading publications:
Nature – Genome sequence of the progenitor of the wheat D genome Aegilops tauschii – Ming-Cheng Luo, PhD, of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Nature Communications – Contributions of Zea mays subspecies mexicana haplotypes to modern maize – Jianbing Yan, PhD, of National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan
“Thanks to NRGene’s technology, we have a clearer picture of maize than we’ve ever had,” said Yan. “Over the past two years, NRGene has assembled more than a dozen varieties, giving us enormous insights into the evolution of maize.”
Nature Plants – The Aegilops tauschii genome reveals multiple impacts of transposons – Jizeng Jia, PhD, of Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Resources and Germplasm Enhancement, Ministry of Agriculture, The National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).
“NRGene’s technology allows our team to spend our time on the basic research that will transform the world’s wheat supply into a major source of nutrition,” said Jia.
DeNovoMAGIC takes Illumina short reads and delivers de novo genomes quickly and accurately. The solution takes about two months from raw data to final analysis. DeNovoMAGIC™ 3.0 produces long, accurate, and phased scaffolds from NGS data even for large, highly repetitive, polyploid, and heterozygous genomes.
“With 20% of world population and only 10% of arable land, China’s focus on increasing crop productivity is a must toward securing a high quality food supply,” said Gil Ronen, PhD, CEO of NRGene. “With our technology, their scientists will be able to achieve that much more quickly than previously imagined.”
The findings on Aegilops tauschii will be presented at PAG XXVI in San Diego from 16:00-16:20 on Sunday, January 14 in the Golden Ballroom.
In addition, NRGene will be holding two industry workshops during PAG:
From Genomes to Diversity Analysis
12:50 – 15:00 Monday, January 15 in the Pacific Salon 2
DeNovoMAGIC 3.0 – Complete Assembly & Phasing of Heterozygote and Polyploid Genomes
13:30-15:40, Tuesday, January 16 in the Pacific Salon 2
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