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BGI to join US soybean re-sequencing project

Chinese genomics company BGI’s US subsidiary, BGI Americas (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is to re-sequence more than 1,000 soybean germplasm lines held by the US National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) at the University of Missouri (Columbia) as part of the “Better Soybeans, Better Life” project. BGI will re-sequence the first tranche of 100 soybean lines held by the University to generate library construction, re-sequencing analysis, 5X genome coverage for each soybean line, and all related bioinformatics analysis. The project is intended to assist molecular breeding in order to enhance the productivity, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and nutritional quality of US-grown soybeans by identifying genetic markers and understanding genetic variances and their associations with specific phenotypes or traits. The partners intend the collaboration to lead to a network of public-private partnerships and institutions re-sequencing 5,000-10,000 soybean lines.


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