CROP RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP MAPS TWO LENTIL GENOMES
A partnership between University of Saskatchewan (U of S) crop scientists and genomic big data company NRGene of Israel has successfully sequenced two wild lentil genomes—the largest legume genomes ever assembled.
In a Nov. 8 news release, the U of S said the research was part of the $7.9-million Genome Canada-funded “Application of Genomics to Innovation in the Lentil Economy,” led by U of S scientists Kirstin Bett and Bert Vandenberg. Now with the help of NRGene’s genomic technology, their research will be aimed at enhancing lentil yield and quality.
The U of S Crop Development Centre, which has developed 400 commercial crop varieties, is working with NRGene to sequence several of the world’s major crops.
Source: https://www.grainews.ca/daily/crop-research-partnership-maps-two-lentil-genomes?module=the-latest&pgtype=homepage

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