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New sequencing reveals genetic history of tomatoes

By Roger Chetelat This week, an international team of researchers, led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, is publishing in the journal Nature Genetics a brief genomic history of tomato breeding, based on sequencing of 360 varieties …
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Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. …
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Animal scientist receives Borlaug communications award

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has announced that Alison Van Eenennaam, a geneticist and Cooperative Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology at UC Davis, is the recipient of its 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Announcement of …
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First peanut genomes sequenced

The genome of the peanut, a staple food for millions in the developing world as well as an important cash crop, has been sequenced by a multinational consortium including researchers at the UC Davis Genome Center. The new peanut genome …
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New anthrax-killing virus from Africa is unusually large

From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up …
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Old is new: Inaugural symposium for Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is holding a symposium next Tuesday, May 7, to mark its recent name change. Headline speakers are David Botstein, Anthony B. Evnin professor of genomics and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton …
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Solving genome puzzles without a picture

New genomics technique could help sequencing less-known species One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling relatively short “reads” of DNA into complete chromosomes. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy …
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BGI President Yang: “Let’s collaborate” on century of life science

Big numbers — of DNA base pairs sequenced, numbers of genomes completed, volumes of data collected and dollars invested — were in the air Nov. 9 when Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, president and cofounder of BGI (formerly the Beijing Genomics …
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